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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926826/potential-of-a-bpv1-l1-vlp-vaccine-to-prevent-bpv1-or-bpv2-induced-pseudo-sarcoid-formation-and-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-ecpv2-l1-vlps-in-the-horse
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Edmund K Hainisch, Hans Abel-Reichwald, Saeed Shafti-Keramat, Barbara Pratscher, Annunziata Corteggio, Giuseppe Borzacchiello, Maria Wetzig, Christoph Jindra, Alexander Tichy, Reinhard Kirnbauer, Sabine Brandt
We have previously shown that immunization of horses with BPV1 L1 virus-like particles (VLP) is safe and highly immunogenic, and that bovine papillomavirus types 1 and 2 (BPV1, BPV2) are closely related serotypes. Here we evaluated the protective potential of a BPV1 L1 VLP vaccine against experimental BPV1 and BPV2 challenge, and studied the safety and immunogenicity of a bivalent EcPV2/BPV1 L1 VLP vaccine. Fourteen healthy horses were immunized with BPV1 L1 VLPs (100 µg/injection) plus adjuvant on days 0 and 28, whilst seven remained unvaccinated...
December 7, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925189/hbx-drives-alpha-fetoprotein-expression-to-promote-initiation-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells-through-activating-pi3k-akt-signal-pathway
#2
Mingyue Zhu, Wei Li, Yan Lu, Xu Dong, Bo Lin, Yi Chen, Xueer Zhang, Junli Guo, Mengsen Li
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-X protein (HBx) plays critical role in inducing the malignant transformation of liver cells. Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) expression is closely related to hepatocarcinogenesis. We report that Oct4, Klf4, Sox2 and c-myc expression positively associated with AFP(+)/HBV(+) hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) tissues, and the expression of the stemness markers CD44, CD133 and EpCAM was significantly higher in AFP(+)/HBV(+) HCC tissues compared to normal liver tissues or AFP(-)/HBV(-) HCC tissues. AFP expression turned on prior to expression of Oct4, Klf4, Sox2 and c-myc, and the stemness markers CD44, CD133 and EpCAM in the normal human liver L-02 cell line or CHL cell lines upon transfection with MCV-HBx vectors...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923035/biomarkers-in-anal-cancer-from-biological-understanding-to-stratified-treatment
#3
Christopher M Jones, Vicky Goh, David Sebag-Montefiore, Duncan C Gilbert
Squamous cell carcinomas of the anus and anal canal represent a model of a cancer and perhaps the first where level 1 evidence supported primary chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in treating locoregional disease with curative intent. The majority of tumours are associated with infection with oncogenic subtypes of human papilloma virus and this plays a significant role in their sensitivity to treatment. However, not all tumours are cured with CRT and there remain opportunities to improve outcomes in terms of oncological control and also reducing late toxicities...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917563/outcome-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma-occurring-after-renal-transplantation
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N Kanaan, C Raggi, E Goffin, M De Meyer, M Mourad, M Jadoul, C Beguin, B Kabamba, I Borbath, Y Pirson, Z Hassoun
Kidney transplant recipients (KTR) are subjected to immunosuppressive therapy that can enhance hepatitis B and C virus replication, leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and outcome of HCC in KTR. Case-control study. Patients with chronic HBV and/or HCV infection who underwent kidney transplantation between 1976 and 2011 and subsequently developed HCC were compared to a control group of patients with chronic HBV and/or HCV infection, matched for gender and age at HCC diagnosis, who did not receive kidney transplantation...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911942/persistent-morbillivirus-infection-leads-to-altered-cortactin-distribution-in-histiocytic-sarcoma-cells-with-decreased-cellular-migration-capacity
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Vanessa Maria Pfankuche, Mohamed Sayed-Ahmed, Vanessa Bono Contioso, Ingo Spitzbarth, Karl Rohn, Reiner Ulrich, Ulrich Deschl, Arno Kalkuhl, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Christina Puff
Histiocytic sarcomas represent rare but fatal neoplasms in humans. Based on the absence of a commercially available human histiocytic sarcoma cell line the frequently affected dog displays a suitable translational model. Canine distemper virus, closely related to measles virus, is a highly promising candidate for oncolytic virotherapy. Therapeutic failures in patients are mostly associated with tumour invasion and metastasis often induced by misdirected cytoskeletal protein activities. Thus, the impact of persistent canine distemper virus infection on the cytoskeletal protein cortactin, which is frequently overexpressed in human cancers with poor prognosis, was investigated in vitro in a canine histiocytic sarcoma cell line (DH82)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910803/the-prognostic-and-predictive-value-of-tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-and-erg-protein-expression-in-prostate-cancer-biopsies
#6
Kasper Drimer Berg
BACKGROUND: The clinical course of prostate carcinoma (PCa) is very heterogeneous. Consequently, a personalised approach for risk stratification and treatment planning is important. Recently, it has become evident that PCa, also at the genomic level, is heterogeneous. An early and common alteration is the gene fusion between the transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) gene and the v-ets avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog (ERG) gene resulting in expression of the oncoprotein ERG...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905197/adult-hepatoblastoma-a-review-of-47-cases
#7
Xiao-Feng Duan, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Adult hepatoblastoma is a very rare and aggressive neoplasm. The aim of this study was to review the cases of adult hepatoblastoma patients. METHODS: A search of all case reports about adult hepatoblastoma from 1958 to 2016 by medical database was performed. Data about demographic information, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory test and imaging examination, treatment and clinical outcomes were extracted and analysed. RESULTS: A total of 43 English articles including 47 cases of adult hepatoblastoma patients were collected...
November 30, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902986/the-presence-of-hpv-dna-in-neck-lymph-node-metastasis-correlates-with-improved-overall-survival-of-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer-undergoing-surgical-treatment
#8
Eiji Shimura, Takanori Hama, Toshihito Suda, Masahiro Ikegami, Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Hiromi Kojima
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed how human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) affects the outcome of surgical therapy; furthermore, the relationship between the presence of HPV DNA and neck lymph node (LN) metastasis has not been well established. METHODS: A total of 65 patients who underwent surgery as a first-line therapy for OPSCC were enrolled in this study. In HPV-positive patients, the presence of HPV DNA in metastatic neck LN lesions was evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902444/oncolytic-reovirus-as-a-combined-antiviral-and-anti-tumour-agent-for-the-treatment-of-liver-cancer
#9
Adel Samson, Matthew J Bentham, Karen Scott, Gerard Nuovo, Abigail Bloy, Elizabeth Appleton, Robert A Adair, Rajiv Dave, Adam Peckham-Cooper, Giles Toogood, Seishi Nagamori, Matthew Coffey, Richard Vile, Kevin Harrington, Peter Selby, Fiona Errington-Mais, Alan Melcher, Stephen Griffin
OBJECTIVE: Oncolytic viruses (OVs) represent promising, proinflammatory cancer treatments. Here, we explored whether OV-induced innate immune responses could simultaneously inhibit HCV while suppressing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Furthermore, we extended this exemplar to other models of virus-associated cancer. DESIGN AND RESULTS: Clinical grade oncolytic orthoreovirus (Reo) elicited innate immune activation within primary human liver tissue in the absence of cytotoxicity and independently of viral genome replication...
November 15, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894364/the-changing-landscape-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-management
#10
D Hamilton, M K Khan, J O'hara, V Paleri
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal cancer is increasing in prevalence in the UK and this is thought to be due to the emergence of disease related to human papilloma virus. METHOD: A literature review was conducted on the diagnosis and latest management of oropharyngeal cancer. RESULTS: In non-smokers, human papilloma virus related disease is thought to have better outcomes, but this casts doubt on previous research which did not stratify patients according to human papilloma virus status...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893842/t-cell-receptor-v%C3%AE-staining-identifies-the-malignant-clone-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-and-reveals-killing-of-leukemia-cells-by-autologous-cd8-t-cells
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Aileen G Rowan, Aviva Witkover, Anat Melamed, Yuetsu Tanaka, Lucy B M Cook, Paul Fields, Graham P Taylor, Charles R M Bangham
There is growing evidence that CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses can contribute to long-term remission of many malignancies. The etiological agent of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL), human T lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1), contains highly immunogenic CTL epitopes, but ATL patients typically have low frequencies of cytokine-producing HTLV-1-specific CD8+ cells in the circulation. It remains unclear whether patients with ATL possess CTLs that can kill the malignant HTLV-1 infected clone. Here we used flow cytometric staining of TCRVβ and cell adhesion molecule-1 (CADM1) to identify monoclonal populations of HTLV-1-infected T cells in the peripheral blood of patients with ATL...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883070/ph-responsive-virus-like-nanoparticles-with-enhanced-tumour-targeting-ligands-for-cancer-drug-delivery
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Roya Biabanikhankahdani, Noorjahan Banu Mohamed Alitheen, Kok Lian Ho, Wen Siang Tan
Multifunctional nanocarriers harbouring specific targeting moieties and with pH-responsive properties offer great potential for targeted cancer therapy. Several synthetic drug carriers have been studied extensively as drug delivery systems but not much information is available on the application of virus-like nanoparticles (VLNPs) as multifunctional nanocarriers. Here, we describe the development of pH-responsive VLNPs, based on truncated hepatitis B virus core antigen (tHBcAg), displaying folic acid (FA) for controlled drug delivery...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867514/hepatitis-c-virus-drives-the-pathogenesis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-from-immune-evasion-to-carcinogenesis
#13
Miriam Canavese, Danushka Wijesundara, Guy J Maddern, Branka Grubor-Bauk, Ehud Hauben
Persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with high incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common primary malignancy of the liver with over half a million new cases diagnosed annually worldwide. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ubiquitously expressed transcription factor and its activation by environmental chemicals and by its endogenous ligand kynurenine (Kyn) has been implicated in a variety of tumour-promoting processes such as transformation, tumorigenesis and in immunosuppression that enables tumour survival and growth...
October 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860224/reduced-angiogenic-gene-expression-in-morbillivirus-triggered-oncolysis-in-a-translational-model-for-histiocytic-sarcoma
#14
Vanessa Maria Pfankuche, Ingo Spitzbarth, Stefanie Lapp, Reiner Ulrich, Ulrich Deschl, Arno Kalkuhl, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Christina Puff
Histiocytic sarcoma represents a rare malignant tumour with a short survival time, indicating the need of novel treatment strategies including oncolytic virotherapy. The underlying molecular mechanisms of viral oncolysis are largely unknown. As cancer in companion animals shares striking similarities with human counterparts, we chose a permanent canine histiocytic sarcoma cell line (DH82 cells) to identify global transcriptome changes following infection with canine distemper virus (CDV), a paramyxovirus closely related to human measles virus...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835620/immune-activation-smoking-and-vaccine-response
#15
Mehwish Younas, Fabrice Carrat, Corinne Desaint, Odile Launay, Pierre Corbeau
Here, we tested the hypothesis that chronic immune activation might fuel interindividual variability in vaccine response in the model of hepatitis B virus vaccine in HIV-1-infected adults. We observed that the marker of inflammation soluble tumour necrosis factor receptor I (sTNFRI) is predictive for vaccine efficiency. We also established that the link between tobacco smoking and impaired vaccine response might be mediated by inflammation. These data are a step forward in personalized vaccination.
January 2, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834442/evaluation-of-serum-levels-and-significance-of-soluble-cd40-ligand-in-screening-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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S M Eltaher, R El-Gil, N Fouad, R Mitwali, H El-Kholy
The study's objective was to evaluate the clinical significance of sCD40L in HCV- associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCV-HCC) patients. Sera concentration of circulating sCD40L and IL-10 were assayed using ELISA in 30 HCVpositive patients with HCC, 30 HCV-positive patients with liver cirrhosis and 30 age-matched healthy volunteers with negative anti-HCV-Ab as a control group. Serum sCD40Lshowed statistically-significant high levels in HCV-HCC patients compared to HCV-cirrhotic patients and normal controls (P < 0...
November 2, 2016: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823577/long-term-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-surgically-treated-oropharyngeal-cancer-and-defined-human-papilloma-virus-status
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O T Dale, S Sood, K A Shah, C Han, D Rapozo, H Mehanna, S C Winter
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated long-term survival outcomes in surgically treated oropharyngeal cancer patients with known human papilloma virus status. METHODS: A case note review was performed of all patients undergoing primary surgery for oropharyngeal cancer in a single centre over a 10-year period. Human papilloma virus status was determined via dual modality testing. Associations between clinicopathological variables and survival were identified using a log-rank test...
November 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819643/giant-perineal-condyloma-acuminatum-buschke-lowenstein-tumour-a-case-report
#18
D C Badiu, C A Manea, M Mandu, V Chiperi, I E Marin, C Mehedintu, C C Popa, O I David, E Bratila, V T Grigorean
The giant condyloma acuminatum, also known as Buschke- Lowenstein tumor (BLT), is a rare sexually-transmitted disease. Moreover, the condyloma acuminatum produced by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection becomes one the most common sexually-transmitted infection which affects the perineal region. Under such situations, the first therapeutic option is surgical excision. The objective of this article is to present a case in which the tumor has reached giant dimensions and also to stress the importance of an in toto resection, taking into account the high rate of recurrence and the significant potential of malignant transformation of BLT...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808249/apoa-i-mimetic-administration-but-not-increased-apoa-i-containing-hdl-inhibits-tumour-growth-in-a-mouse-model-of-inherited-breast-cancer
#19
Lídia Cedó, Annabel García-León, Lucía Baila-Rueda, David Santos, Victor Grijalva, Melanie Raquel Martínez-Cignoni, José M Carbó, Jari Metso, Laura López-Vilaró, Antonio Zorzano, Annabel F Valledor, Ana Cenarro, Matti Jauhiainen, Enrique Lerma, Alan M Fogelman, Srinivasa T Reddy, Joan Carles Escolà-Gil, Francisco Blanco-Vaca
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLc) have been associated with breast cancer risk, but several epidemiologic studies have reported contradictory results with regard to the relationship between apolipoprotein (apo) A-I and breast cancer. We aimed to determine the effects of human apoA-I overexpression and administration of specific apoA-I mimetic peptide (D-4F) on tumour progression by using mammary tumour virus-polyoma middle T-antigen transgenic (PyMT) mice as a model of inherited breast cancer...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807073/archetype-and-rearranged-non-coding-control-regions-in-urothelial-bladder-carcinoma-of-immunocompetent-individuals
#20
Elena Anzivino, Maria Antonella Zingaropoli, Marco Iannetta, Valeria Antonietta Pietropaolo, Alessandra Oliva, Francesco Iori, Antonio Ciardi, Donatella Maria Rodio, Francesca Antonini, Cesare Giovanni Fedele, Alessandra D'Abramo, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo, Maria Rosa Ciardi
BACKGROUND: Polyomaviruses (PyVs) are potential transforming viruses. Despite their involvement in human tumours still being debated, there is evidence to suggest a role for PyVs in bladder carcinoma (BC). Therefore, a possible association between PyVs and BC was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urine, blood and fresh bladder tissue specimens were collected from 29 patients with BC. PyV prevalence, non-coding control region (NCCR) organization and genotypic analysis were assessed...
November 2016: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
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