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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743101/in-silico-locating-the-immune-reactive-segments-of-lepidium-draba-peroxidase-and-designing-a-less-immune-reactive-enzyme-derivative
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Yaser Fattahian, Ali Riahi-Madvar, Reza Mirzaee, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Mohammad Reza Rahbar
Peroxidases have broad applications in industry, environmental as well as pharmaceutical and diagnosis. Recently applicability of peroxidases in cancer therapy was mentioned. In the present study, a horseradish peroxidase homologue from Lepidium draba was subjected to in silico analyzes aiming at identifying and locating immune-reactive regions. A derivative sequence with decreased immunogenicity and increased stability also suggested. The tertiary structure of the enzyme was predicted. The functional and structural importance of residues was annotated as well as the conservatory status of each residue...
July 17, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742980/disease-relevant-modifications-of-the-methylome-and-transcriptome-by-particulate-matter-pm2-5-from-biomass-combustion
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Katharina Heßelbach, Gwang-Jin Kim, Stephan Flemming, Thomas Häupl, Marc Bonin, Regina Dornhof, Stefan Günther, Irmgard Merfort, Matjaz Humar
Exposure to particulate matter (PM) is recognized as a major health hazard, but molecular responses are still insufficiently described. We analyzed the epigenetic impact of ambient PM2.5 from biomass combustion on the methylome of primary human bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells using the Illumina HumanMethylation450 BeadChip. The transcriptome was determined by the Affymetrix HG-U133 Plus 2.0 Array. PM2.5 induced genome wide alterations of the DNA methylation pattern, including differentially methylated CpGs in the promoter region associated with CpG islands...
July 25, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742648/vitamin-d-deficiency-supplementation-and-cardiovascular-health
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Naveen Trehan, Luis Afonso, Diane L Levine, Phillip D Levy
Vitamin D has been traditionally recognized as a vitamin quintessential for bone-mineral health. In the past 2 decades, numerous experimental and observational studies have highlighted the role of vitamin D in immunity, metabolic syndrome (obesity and diabetes), cancers, renal disease, memory, and neurological dysfunction. In this article, we review important studies that focused on the impact of vitamin D on blood pressure, myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, and statin intolerance...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742513/kallistatin-double-edged-role-in-angiogenesis-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
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Julie Chao, Pengfei Li, Lee Chao
Kallistatin via its two structural elements - an active site and a heparin-binding domain - displays double-edged function in angiogenesis, apoptosis and oxidative stress. First, kallistatin has both anti-angiogenic and pro-angiogenic effects. Kallistatin treatment attenuates angiogenesis and tumor growth in cancer-bearing mice. Kallistatin via its heparinbinding site inhibits angiogenesis by blocking vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)- induced growth, migration and adhesion of endothelial cells. Conversely, kallistatin via the active site promotes neovascularization by stimulating VEGF levels in endothelial progenitor cells...
July 26, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742417/mica-129met-val-polymorphism-is-associated-with-early-onset-breast-cancer-risk
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Nesrine Ouni, Arij Ben Chaaben, Ghalia Kablouti, Mohamed Lajnef, Fayza Ayari, Hajer Abaza, Tarek Damak, Latifa Harzallah, Amel Benammar-Elgaaeid, Fethi Guemira, Ryad Tamouza
The major histocompatibility complex class I-related chain A (MICA), expressed on cell surface, plays an important role in the elimination of both virus-infected cells and tumor through the activation of the natural killer (NK) receptor NKG2D. A polymorphic change from methionine (Met) to valine (Val) at amino acid position 129 categorizes MICA alleles into strong and weak binders for the NKG2D receptor and has been found in a variety of immune-related disorders. In this study, we investigated the potential interaction between genetic polymorphism of MICA and the development of breast cancer...
July 25, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742407/tlr5-polymorphisms-rs2072493-rs5744174-and-rs5744168-are-not-genetic-risk-factors-for-chronic-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-indian-tamils
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Vaishnavi Goda, Megala Jayaraman, Rekha Loganathan, Mehnaz Nazeer, Mohammed Ali, Premkumar Karunakaran, Panneer Devaraju
The incidence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and gastric cancer is on the rise in India, and the genetic factors influencing the increased susceptibility in Indian population remain obscure. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a major role in innate immune system and genetic polymorphisms affecting their function were reported to enhance the risk for H. pylori infection. Seventy-seven patients (n = 77) diagnosed with H. pylori infection and 230 healthy subjects were recruited in this study. The rs2072493, rs5744174, and rs5744168 polymorphisms within TLR5 gene were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and Tetra-ARMS PCR genotyping techniques...
July 25, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742190/the-research-on-the-influences-of-hyperthermal-perfusion-chemotherapy-combined-with-immunologic-therapy-on-the-immunologic-function-and-levels-of-circulating-tumor-cells-of-the-advanced-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-liver-metastasis
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J-J Sun, G-L Fan, X-G Wang, K Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigated the influence of hyperthermal perfusion chemotherapy combined with immunologic therapy on the immunologic function and levels of circulating tumor cells of the advanced colorectal cancer patients with liver metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 98 advanced colorectal cancer patients with liver metastasis that were admitted to this hospital for treatment and were randomly divided into two groups, the observation group (n = 49) and the control group (n = 49)...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741618/the-immune-contexture-in-cancer-prognosis-and-treatment
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Wolf H Fridman, Laurence Zitvogel, Catherine Sautès-Fridman, Guido Kroemer
Immunotherapy is currently the most rapidly advancing area of clinical oncology, and provides the unprecedented opportunity to effectively treat, and even cure, several previously untreatable malignancies. A growing awareness exists of the fact that the success of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in which the patient's disease can be stabilized well beyond discontinuation of treatment (and occasionally is cured), also relies on the induction of a durable anticancer immune response. Indeed, the local immune infiltrate undergoes dynamic changes that accompany a shift from a pre-existing immune response to a therapy-induced immune response...
July 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741521/hypoxia-inducible-factors-master-regulators-of-cancer-progression
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Luana Schito, Gregg L Semenza
Intratumoral hypoxia (reduced O2 availability) is a common finding in human cancer and leads to increased activity of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), which regulate the expression of genes that contribute to angiogenesis, metabolic reprogramming, extracellular matrix remodeling, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, motility, invasion, metastasis, cancer stem cell maintenance, immune evasion, and resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Conventional anticancer therapies target well-oxygenated and proliferating cancer cells, whereas there are no approved therapies that target hypoxic cancer cells, despite growing clinical and experimental evidence indicating that intratumoral hypoxia is a critical microenvironmental factor driving cancer progression...
December 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741520/nutrient-exploitation-within-the-tumor-stroma-metabolic-crosstalk
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REVIEW
Andrea Morandi, Elisa Giannoni, Paola Chiarugi
The tumor microenvironment has an essential role in defining tumor malignancy, since it can either promote or prevent tumor initiation and subsequent progression and metastatic dissemination. Recent studies demonstrate that highly aggressive cancer cells display a high degree of metabolic plasticity paralleled by the acquisition of stemness and chemoresistant properties. In addition, cancer-associated fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and immune cells have an important role in shaping the metabolic behavior of cancer cells...
December 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741506/sasp-tumor-suppressor-or-promoter-yes
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REVIEW
Sonia G Rao, James G Jackson
Cellular senescence is a permanent growth arrest in cells with damage or stress that could lead to transformation. Some tumor cells also undergo senescence in response to chemotherapy. Senescent cells secrete cytokines and other factors of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that contribute to tumor suppression by enforcing arrest and recruiting immune cells that remove these damaged or oncogene-expressing cells from organisms. However, some cells can develop a SASP comprising factors that are immunosuppressive and protumorigenic by paracrine mechanisms...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741505/emerging-roles-for-eosinophils-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Hadar Reichman, Danielle Karo-Atar, Ariel Munitz
Eosinophils are evolutionary conserved cells largely studied in the context of allergy. Although eosinophils were first described in tumors more than 120 years ago, their roles in cancer are often overlooked. This is puzzling given their potent immune modulatory, cytotoxic, and/or tissue repair capabilities, and recent studies demonstrating key roles for eosinophils in contexts far beyond their 'classical' field (e.g., metabolism, thermogenesis, and tissue regeneration). Recent data suggest that this frequently ignored cell is emerging as a potent immune effector and immune modulator in the tumor microenvironment...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741502/immune-priming-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-by-radiation
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REVIEW
Wen Jiang, Charles K Chan, Irving L Weissman, Betty Y S Kim, Stephen M Hahn
Ionizing irradiation can induce a multitude of alterations within the tumor microenvironment. Unlike targeted therapies, radiation delivered to the tumor bed can prompt phenotypic changes in both normal stromal and cancer cells, leading to molecular and physiological alterations within the tumor microenvironment. These environmental modulations directly influence the degree of immunogenicity of the tumor microenvironment and may ultimately affect tumor responsiveness to cancer immunotherapies. Here we review the preclinical evidence for tumor microenvironment-mediated immune suppression and how radiation can modulate immune properties within a tumor...
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741500/immunity-gone-astray-nets-in-cancer
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Jessica Cedervall, Anna-Karin Olsson
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have emerged as significant contributors to cancer-associated pathologies such as metastasis, thrombosis, and organ dysfunction in preclinical models. We review recent discoveries of the involvement of NETs in human cancers and suggest tumor-induced NET formation as an interesting potential therapeutic target in oncology.
November 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741092/a-potent-indolylquinoline-alleviates-growth-of-human-lung-cancer-cell-tumorspheres
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Yu-Ling Ni, Chang-Hung Hsieh, Seung-Hun Kim, Jing-Ping Wang, Chun-Li Su, Ching-Fa Yao, Kang Fang
To fight cancer at its roots by targeting cancer stem cells is a promising approach for therapy. Previously, an indolylquinoline derivative, 3-((7-ethyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-methyl)-2-methylquinoline (EMMQ), was reported effectively inhibiting the growth of lung cancer cells through impairment of cellular mitochondria functions. To address more on drug efficiency, the study further exploited if EMMQ can impede the propagation of tumorspheres stemmed from non-small cell lung cancer cells. EMMQ inhibited proliferation of spheroids in culture...
July 24, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740894/postoperative-radiation-therapy-is-associated-with-a-reduced-risk-of-local-recurrence-among-low-risk-merkel-cell-carcinomas-of-the-head-and-neck
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Seesha R Takagishi, Tessa E Marx, Christopher Lewis, Erica S Tarabadkar, Ilsa D Juhlin, Astrid Blom, Jayasri G Iyer, Jay J Liao, Yolanda D Tseng, Teresa Fu, Paul Nghiem, Upendra Parvathaneni
PURPOSE: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and often aggressive skin cancer. Typically, surgery is the primary treatment. Postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) is often recommended to improve local control. It is unclear whether PORT is indicated in patients with favorable Stage IA head and neck (HN) MCC. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 46 low-risk HN MCC cases treated between 2006 and 2015. Inclusion criteria were defined as a primary tumor size of ≤ 2 cm, negative pathological margins, negative sentinel lymph node biopsy, and no immunosuppression...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740383/enhanced-immunization-via-dissolving-microneedle-array-based-delivery-system-incorporating-subunit-vaccine-and-saponin-adjuvant
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Ji-Hui Zhao, Qi-Bo Zhang, Bao Liu, Xiang-Hua Piao, Yu-Lu Yan, Xiao-Ge Hu, Kuan Zhou, Yong-Tai Zhang, Nian-Ping Feng
PURPOSE: To enhance the immunogenicity of the model subunit vaccine, ovalbumin (OVA) was combined with platycodin (PD), a saponin adjuvant. To reduce the toxicity of PD, OVA, and adjuvant were loaded together into liposomes before being incorporated into a dissolving microneedle array. METHODS: OVA- and PD-loaded liposomes (OVA-PD-Lipos) were prepared using the film dispersion method. Their uptake behavior, toxicity to mouse bone marrow dendritic cells (BMDCs), and hemolytic activity to rabbit red blood cells (RBCs) were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739716/clinical-significance-of-pd1-and-pdl1-in-human-breast-cancer
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Michal Uhercik, Andrew J Sanders, Sioned Owen, Eleri L Davies, Anup K Sharma, Wen G Jiang, Kefah Mokbel
BACKGROUND/AIM: Programmed death 1 (PD1) and its ligand programmed death ligand 1 (PDL1) form a pathway which when activated is thought to result in suppression of antitumor adaptive responses, influencing antitumor immunity. With potential targeted therapies emerging against PDL1, we investigated the clinical significance of mRNA expression levels of PD1 and PDL1 in our breast cancer cohort to explore its association with disease progression and prognosis. Previous studies evaluating the expression of PD1 and PDL1 (mRNA or protein) and its association with prognosis in breast cancer showed both positive and negative correlations and hence remain controversial...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739701/the-prognostic-significance-of-the-tumor-infiltrating-programmed-cell-death-1-to-cd8-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Masatsune Shibutani, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hisashi Nagahara, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Shigetomi Nakao, Shinji Matsutani, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND/AIM: Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been reported to reflect the antitumor immunity of the host and correlate with the therapeutic outcomes and survival. Nowadays TILs are attracting attention as new biomarkers of diseases such as colorectal cancer. TILs are classified into several subsets, among which CD8(+) T cells directly attack cancer cells and play a central role in antitumor immunity. A high density of CD8(+) TILs has been reported to correlate with a better clinical outcome...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739680/bdnf-an-oncogene-or-tumor-suppressor
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REVIEW
Daniel P Radin, Parth Patel
Neurotrophins are a family of growth factors that are vital to the proper development of the central nervous system. Their effects on cells are governed by the expression and activation of the tyrosine kinase receptors TrkA, TrkB and TrkC. TrkB has been immensely implicated in mediating neuronal migration, development and differentiation. It has also been shown to protect several neuronal cell types from an array of cytotoxic stressors after activation by its conjugate ligand brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
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