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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934595/copd-alters-immune-cell-composition-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-efficacy-in-nsclc
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Nicholas M Mark, Julia Kargl, Stephanie E Busch, Grace H Y Yang, Heather E Metz, Huajia Zhang, Jesse J Hubbard, Sudhakar N J Pipavath, David K Madtes, A McGarry Houghton
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are interrelated diseases with substantial mortality; the pathogenesis of both involves aberrant immune functioning. OBJECTIVE: To profile the immune cell composition and function in patients with NSCLC and describe the effect of COPD on lung and tumor microenvironments. METHODS: We profiled resected lung and tumor tissue using flow cytometry and T-cell receptor sequencing in patients with and without COPD from a prospective cohort of patients undergoing resection of NSCLC...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934318/identification-of-lag3-high-affinity-aptamers-by-ht-selex-and-conserved-motif-accumulation-cma
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Mario Martínez Soldevilla, Sandra Hervas, Helena Villanueva, Teresa Lozano, Obdulia Rabal, Julen Oyarzabal, Juan José Lasarte, Maurizio Bendandi, Susana Inoges, Ascensión López-Díaz de Cerio, Fernando Pastor
LAG3 receptor belongs to a family of immune-checkpoints expressed in T lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. It plays an important role as a rheostat of the immune response. Focus on this receptor as a potential therapeutic target in cancer immunotherapy has been underscored after the success of other immune-checkpoint blockade strategies in clinical trials. LAG3 showcases the interest in the field of autoimmunity as several studies show that LAG3-targeting antibodies can also be used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934210/oncolytic-potency-and-reduced-virus-tumor-specificity-in-oncolytic-virotherapy-a-mathematical-modelling-approach
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Khaphetsi Joseph Mahasa, Amina Eladdadi, Lisette de Pillis, Rachid Ouifki
In the present paper, we address by means of mathematical modeling the following main question: How can oncolytic virus infection of some normal cells in the vicinity of tumor cells enhance oncolytic virotherapy? We formulate a mathematical model describing the interactions between the oncolytic virus, the tumor cells, the normal cells, and the antitumoral and antiviral immune responses. The model consists of a system of delay differential equations with one (discrete) delay. We derive the model's basic reproductive number within tumor and normal cell populations and use their ratio as a metric for virus tumor-specificity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933967/aid-biology-a-pathological-and-clinical-perspective
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Meenal Choudhary, Anubhav Tamrakar, Amit Kumar Singh, Monika Jain, Ankit Jaiswal, Prashant Kodgire
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), primarily expressed in activated mature B lymphocytes in germinal centers, is the key factor in adaptive immune response against foreign antigens. AID is responsible for producing high-affinity and high-specificity antibodies against an infectious agent, through the physiological DNA alteration processes of antibody genes by somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class-switch recombination (CSR) and functions by deaminating deoxycytidines (dC) to deoxyuridines (dU), thereby introducing point mutations and double-stranded chromosomal breaks (DSBs)...
September 21, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933726/mollugin-has-an-anti-cancer-therapeutic-effect-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Zhe Wang, Ming Yue Li, Chunliu Mi, Ke Si Wang, Juan Ma, Xuejun Jin
The NF-κB signaling pathway plays a pivotal role in regulating the immune response and inflammation. However, it has been shown that NF-κB also has a major role in oncogenesis. Therefore, NF-κB inhibitors have been considered as potential drugs against cancer. Herein, we searched for NF-κB inhibitors from natural sources and identified mollugin from the roots of Rubia cordifolia L. as an inhibitor of NF-κB activation. We found that mollugin significantly inhibited the expression of an NF-κB reporter gene induced by tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in a dose-dependent manner...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933725/integrins-and-exosomes-a-dangerous-liaison-in-cancer-progression
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REVIEW
Mayra Paolillo, Sergio Schinelli
Integrin activity and function is classically related to the bi-directional regulation of cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) contacts that regulate a number of cell pathways linked to cell adhesion, cell detachment from ECM, cell migration, and anoikis. Interestingly, emerging data continue to uncover new roles for integrins in cancer-relevant pathways, particularly concerning the regulation of immune cell activity in the tumor niche, like myeloid cell differentiation and function and, very recently, the regulation of metastatic processes by exosomes...
July 26, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933642/epitope-characterization-of-anti-jam-a-antibodies-using-orthogonal-mass-spectrometry-and-surface-plasmon-resonance-approaches
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Guillaume Terral, Thierry Champion, François Debaene, Olivier Colas, Maxime Bourguet, Elsa Wagner-Rousset, Nathalie Corvaia, Alain Beck, Sarah Cianferani
Junctional adhesion molecule-A (JAM-A) is an adherens and tight junction protein expressed by endothelial and epithelial cells and associated with cancer progression. We present here the extensive characterization of immune complexes involving JAM-A antigen and three monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), including hz6F4-2, a humanized version of anti-tumoral 6F4 mAb identified by a functional and proteomic approach in our laboratory. A specific workflow that combines orthogonal approaches has been designed to determine binding stoichiometries along with JAM-A epitope mapping determination at high resolution for these three mAbs...
September 21, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933579/innate-immune-cells-for-immunotherapy-of-autoimmune-and-cancer-disorders
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Carolina Schäfer, Gabriel Ascui, Carolina H Ribeiro, Mercedes López, Rafael Prados-Rosales, Pablo A González, Susan M Bueno, Claudia A Riedel, Andrés Baena, Alexis M Kalergis, Leandro J Carreño
Modulation of the immune system has been widely targeted for the treatment of several immune-related diseases, such as autoimmune disorders and cancer, due to its crucial role in these pathologies. Current available therapies focus mainly on symptomatic treatment and are often associated with undesirable secondary effects. For several years, remission of disease and subsequently recovery of immune homeostasis has been a major goal for immunotherapy. Most current immunotherapeutic strategies are aimed to inhibit or potentiate directly the adaptive immune response by modulating antibody production and B cell memory, as well as the effector potential and memory of T cells...
September 21, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933175/-hiv-infection-a-new-disease-of-internal-medicine
#9
Svatava Snopková
Modern antiretroviral treatment belongs to the greatest success of current medicine. HIV infection has gone from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease which develops several decades. Thanks to treatment advances, people with HIV can and do live long and full lives. In the last two decades, the incidence AIDS defining illnesses have been dramatically reduced especially opportunistic infections and malignancies, whereas the role of non-infection comorbidities has risen than age-matched HIV uninfected adults...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933103/-research-achievements-on-ginsenosides-biosynthesis-from-panax-ginseng
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REVIEW
Yan-Ping Lin, Mei-Ping Zhang, Kang-Yu Wang, Chun-Yu Sun, Yi Wang
Panax ginseng is one of the famous rare medicinal herbs, and ginsenosides are the main active ingredient of ginseng is ginsenoside.They can be divided into three chemotypes: oleanane type, protopanaxadiol (PPD) type and the protopanaxatriol (PPT)type. Ginsenosides possess anti-thrombotic, anti-fatigue, anti-aging, cancer control, strengthening the immune system and many other effects. Rrogress has remarkably been made in pharmacology, efficacy and blosynthesis of ginsenosides.This review covers the recent research achievements of ginsenasides, which would be helpful for the relevant researchers to get useful information...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932904/a-computational-method-using-the-random-walk-with-restart-algorithm-for-identifying-novel-epigenetic-factors
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JiaRui Li, Lei Chen, ShaoPeng Wang, YuHang Zhang, XiangYin Kong, Tao Huang, Yu-Dong Cai
Epigenetic regulation has long been recognized as a significant factor in various biological processes, such as development, transcriptional regulation, spermatogenesis, and chromosome stabilization. Epigenetic alterations lead to many human diseases, including cancer, depression, autism, and immune system defects. Although efforts have been made to identify epigenetic regulators, it remains a challenge to systematically uncover all the components of the epigenetic regulation in the genome level using experimental approaches...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932842/microfluidic-isolation-of-platelet-covered-circulating-tumor-cells
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Xiaocheng Jiang, Keith H K Wong, Aimal H Khankhel, Mahnaz Zeinali, Eduardo Reategui, Matthew J Phillips, Xi Luo, Nicola Aceto, Fabio Fachin, Anh N Hoang, Wooseok Kim, Annie E Jensen, Lecia V Sequist, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber, Shannon L Stott, Mehmet Toner
The interplay between platelets and tumor cells is known to play important roles in metastasis by enhancing tumor cell survival, tumor-vascular interactions, and escape from immune surveillance. However, platelet-covered circulating tumor cells (CTC) are extremely difficult to isolate due to masking or downregulation of surface epitopes. Here we describe a microfluidic platform that takes advantage of the satellite platelets on the surface of these "stealth" CTCs as a ubiquitous surface marker for isolation...
September 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932647/immunotherapy-with-listeria-reduces-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-young-and-old-mice-through-different-mechanisms
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Arthee Jahangir, Dinesh Chandra, Wilber Quispe-Tintaya, Manisha Singh, Benson Chellakkan Selvanesan, Claudia Gravekamp
Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most promising and benign therapies against metastatic cancer. However, most cancer patients are old and elderly react less efficient to cancer vaccines than young adults, due to T cell unresponsiveness. Here we present data of cancer vaccination in young and old mice with metastatic breast cancer (4T1 model). We tested adaptive and innate immune responses to foreign antigens (Listeria-derived) and self-antigens (tumor-associated antigens (TAA)) and their contribution to elimination of metastases at young and old age...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932645/intratumor-heterogeneity-of-immune-checkpoints-in-primary-renal-cell-cancer-focus-on-hla-g-ilt2-ilt4
#14
Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, Joel LeMaoult, Jérôme Verine, Diana Tronik-Le Roux, Stéphane Culine, Christophe Hennequin, François Desgrandchamps, Edgardo D Carosella
The establishment and maintenance of anti-tumor immune responses are the objectives of cancer immunotherapy. Despite recent promising advances, the effectiveness of these approaches has been limited by the multiple immunosuppressive mechanisms developed by tumors (checkpoint). The aim of the present study was to demonstrate intratumor heterogeneity at the levels of immune escape strategies and tumor-host relationships. We focused on well-known checkpoints such as PD1/PDL1 and on a new checkpoint involving HLA-G and its receptors ILT2/ILT4...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932642/trex1-dictates-the-immune-fate-of-irradiated-cancer-cells
#15
Claire Vanpouille-Box, Silvia C Formenti, Sandra Demaria
The optimal radiation dose and fractionation to induce anti-tumor immunity remain elusive. We recently found that the exonuclease TREX1 abrogates the immunogenicity of irradiated cancer cells by degrading interferon-stimulatory cytosolic dsDNA. TREX1 upregulation by radiation dose per fraction beyond a threshold of 10-12 Gy results in poor synergy with immune checkpoint blockers.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932641/response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-regimen-is-associated-with-efficacy-of-nivolumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Courèche-Guillaume Kaderbhai, Corentin Richard, Jean David Fumet, Anne Aarnink, Sandra Ortiz-Cuaran, Maurice Pérol, Pascal Foucher, Bruno Coudert, Laure Favier, Aurélie Lagrange, Emeric Limagne, Romain Boidot, Sylvain Ladoire, Michel Poudenx, Marius Ilie, Paul Hofman, Pierre Saintigny, François Ghiringhelli
Nivolumab, an anti PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor has demonstrated efficacy in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after failure to standard chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy agents could promote antitumor immune response. We thus examined whether the response to first line chemotherapy could impact on nivolumab benefit. One hundred and 15 patients with NSCLC were included in this retrospective study from 4 different French centers. Forty-three squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and 72 non-SCC received nivolumab between 2015 and 2016 (3 mg/kg IV Q2W)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932639/soluble-nkg2d-ligands-in-the-ovarian-cancer-microenvironment-are-associated-with-an-adverse-clinical-outcome-and-decreased-memory-effector-t-cells-independent-of-nkg2d-downregulation
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Maulik Vyas, Silke Reinartz, Nathalie Hoffmann, Katrin S Reiners, Sonja Lieber, Julia M Jansen, Uwe Wagner, Rolf Müller, Elke Pogge von Strandmann
The immune receptor NKG2D is predominantly expressed on NK cells and T cell subsets and confers anti-tumor activity. According to the current paradigm, immune surveillance is counteracted by soluble ligands shed into the microenvironment, which down-regulate NKG2D receptor expression. Here, we analyzed the clinical significance of the soluble NKG2D ligands sMICA and sULBP2 in the malignancy-associated ascites of ovarian cancer. We show that high levels of sMICA and sULBP2 in ascites were associated with a poor prognosis...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932637/muc1-c-promotes-the-suppressive-immune-microenvironment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Audrey Bouillez, Dennis Adeegbe, Caining Jin, Xiufeng Hu, Ashujit Tagde, Maroof Alam, Hasan Rajabi, Kwok-Kin Wong, Donald Kufe
The cancer immune microenvironment is of importance for the effectiveness of immunotherapy; however, its dysregulation is poorly understood. The MUC1-C oncoprotein is aberrantly overexpressed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has been linked to the induction of PD-L1. The present work investigated the effects of targeting MUC1-C in an immuno-competent MUC1 transgenic (MUC1.Tg) mouse model. We show that Lewis Lung Carcinoma cells expressing MUC1-C (LLC/MUC1) exhibit upregulation of PD-L1 and suppression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932628/a-novel-in-silico-framework-to-improve-mhc-i-epitopes-and-break-the-tolerance-to-melanoma
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Cristian Capasso, Aniket Magarkar, Victor Cervera-Carascon, Manlio Fusciello, Sara Feola, Martin Muller, Mariangela Garofalo, Lukasz Kuryk, Siri Tähtinen, Lucio Pastore, Alex Bunker, Vincenzo Cerullo
Tolerance toward tumor antigens, which are shared by normal tissues, have often limited the efficacy of cancer vaccines. However, wild type epitopes can be tweaked to activate cross-reactive T-cell clones, resulting in antitumor activity. The design of these analogs (i.e., heteroclitic peptides) can be difficult and time-consuming since no automated in silico tools are available. Hereby we describe the development of an in silico framework to improve the selection of heteroclitic peptides. The Epitope Discovery and Improvement System (EDIS) was first validated by studying the model antigen SIINFEKL...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932627/addition-of-anti-estrogen-therapy-to-anti-her2-dendritic-cell-vaccination-improves-regional-nodal-immune-response-and-pathologic-complete-response-rate-in-patients-with-er-pos-her2-pos-early-breast-cancer
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Lea Lowenfeld, Salman Zaheer, Crystal Oechsle, Megan Fracol, Jashodeep Datta, Shuwen Xu, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Robert E Roses, Carla S Fisher, Elizabeth S McDonald, Paul J Zhang, Angela DeMichele, Rosemarie Mick, Gary K Koski, Brian J Czerniecki
HER2-directed therapies are less effective in patients with ER(pos) compared to ER(neg) breast cancer, possibly reflecting bidirectional activation between HER2 and estrogen signaling pathways. We investigated dual blockade using anti-HER2 vaccination and anti-estrogen therapy in HER2(pos)/ER(pos) early breast cancer patients. In pre-clinical studies of HER2(pos) breast cancer cell lines, ER(pos) cells were partially resistant to CD4(+) Th1 cytokine-induced metabolic suppression compared with ER(neg) cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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