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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160853/therapeutic-strategies-against-epstein-barr-virus-associated-cancers-using-proteasome-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Kwai Fung Hui, Kam Pui Tam, Alan Kwok Shing Chiang
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is closely associated with several lymphomas (endemic Burkitt lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma) and epithelial cancers (nasopharyngeal carcinoma and gastric carcinoma). To maintain its persistence in the host cells, the virus manipulates the ubiquitin-proteasome system to regulate viral lytic reactivation, modify cell cycle checkpoints, prevent apoptosis and evade immune surveillance. In this review, we aim to provide an overview of the mechanisms by which the virus manipulates the ubiquitin-proteasome system in EBV-associated lymphoid and epithelial malignancies, to evaluate the efficacy of proteasome inhibitors on the treatment of these cancers and discuss potential novel viral-targeted treatment strategies against the EBV-associated cancers...
November 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160310/cyclin-d-cdk4-kinase-destabilizes-pd-l1-via-cul3-spop-to-control-cancer-immune-surveillance
#2
Jinfang Zhang, Xia Bu, Haizhen Wang, Yasheng Zhu, Yan Geng, Naoe Taira Nihira, Yuyong Tan, Yanpeng Ci, Fei Wu, Xiangpeng Dai, Jianping Guo, Yu-Han Huang, Caoqi Fan, Shancheng Ren, Yinghao Sun, Gordon J Freeman, Piotr Sicinski, Wenyi Wei
Treatments that target immune checkpoints, such as the one mediated by programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and its ligand PD-L1, have been approved for treating human cancers with durable clinical benefit(1,2). However, many cancer patients fail to respond to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 treatment, and the underlying mechanism(s) is not well understood(3-5). Recent studies revealed that response to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade might correlate with PD-L1 expression levels in tumor cells(6,7). Hence, it is important to mechanistically understand the pathways controlling PD-L1 protein expression and stability, which can offer a molecular basis to improve the clinical response rate and efficacy of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in cancer patients...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158788/programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-primary-angiosarcoma
#3
Gerardo Botti, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Laura Marra, Antonio Pizzolorusso, Maurizio Di Bonito, Rossella De Cecio, Monica Cantile, Annarosaria De Chiara
Angiosarcomas are rare malignant endothelial-cell tumors of vascular or lymphatic origin, and are among the most aggressive subtypes of soft-tissue sarcomas. The prognosis is poor and treatment is challenging in many cases. PD-1/PD-L1 pathway plays a critical role in immune escape of tumor cells. Recent studies described that PD-L1 is widely expressed in various types of cancer, providing the basis for the development of PD1/PD-L1 antibodies as anti-cancer immunotherapy. Despite the well-known potential of PD-L1 as prognostic and predictive biomarker, only few studies described its IHC expression in cancer subtypes for the extreme difficulty in developing standard protocol with the different antibody clones available...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158368/anti-hu-associated-autoimmune-limbic-encephalitis-in-a-patient-with-pd-1-inhibitor-responsive-myxoid-chondrosarcoma
#4
Kyriakos P Papadopoulos, Rebecca S Romero, Gabriela Gonzalez, James E Dix, Israel Lowy, Matthew Fury
Autoimmune encephalitis is an uncommon complication of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy. This article reports a case of fatal anti-Hu-associated autoimmune limbic encephalitis presenting within 8 weeks following anti-PD1 therapy in a patient with myxoid chondrosarcoma and pre-existing anti-Hu antibodies. Although tumor reduction occurred in response to PD-1 inhibitor therapy, the patient had a rapidly progressive decline in neurologic function despite initial stabilization with immunosuppression. Considering the increasing use of immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of various malignancies, an increase in the occurrence of neurologic adverse events is likely, requiring prompt intervention and enhanced pharmacovigilance in malignancies associated with onconeuronal antibodies...
November 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158212/cardiac-toxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-cardio-oncology-meets-immunology
#5
Gilda Varricchi, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Carlo G Tocchetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158190/prevalence-of-microsatellite-instability-in-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#6
R M Lupinacci, A Goloudina, O Buhard, J B Bachet, R Maréchal, P Demetter, J Cros, A Bardier-Dupas, A Collura, P Cervera, A Scriva, S Dumont, P Hammel, A Sauvanet, C Louvet, J-R Delpéro, F Paye, J-C Vaillant, T André, J Closset, J-F Emile, J-L Van Laethem, V Jonchère, I Abd Alsamad, M Antoine, A Rodenas, J F Fléjou, N Dusetti, J Iovanna, A Duval, M Svrcek
Microsatellite instability (MSI) due to mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) is detected in a small proportion of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs). dMMR and MSI have been associated with responses of metastatic tumors, including PDACs, to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy. We performed immunohistochemical analyses of a 445 PDAC specimens, collected from consecutive patients at multiple centers, to identify those with dMMR, based on loss of mismatch repair proteins MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and/or PMS2. We detected dMMR in 1...
November 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157287/safety-in-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-as-compared-to-melanoma-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Zachary J Brown, Bernd Heinrich, Seth M Steinberg, Su Jong Yu, Tim F Greten
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major health problem worldwide with increasing incidence rates. As HCC traditionally occurs in chronically inflamed livers, this inflammation aids to drive oncogenesis and often renders these lesions to be immunogenic and therefore potential targets for immunotherapy. As patients with HCC generally have underlying liver dysfunction, we sought to determine if immune checkpoint inhibitors were safe to use in patients with HCC as compared to melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in terms of the gastrointestinal side effects of elevation of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and diarrhea as well as patients who drop out of the study due to drug toxicity and death secondary to drug toxicity...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157079/zeb1-inhibition-sensitizes-cells-to-the-atr-inhibitor-ve-821-by-abrogating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-enhancing-dna-damage
#8
Na Song, Wei Jing, Ce Li, Ming Bai, Yu Cheng, Heming Li, Kezuo Hou, Yanrong Li, Kai Wang, Zhi Li, Yunpeng Liu, Xiujuan Qu, Xiaofang Che
The ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and rad3-related (ATR) checkpoint pathway plays an essential role in modulating cellular responses to replication stress and DNA damage to maintain genomic stability. In various tumors, cancer cells have increased dependence on ATR signaling for survival, making ATR a promising target for cancer therapy. ATR inhibitors sensitize multiple tumor cell types to radiation and DNA-damaging agents, but application of an ATR inhibitor alone shows limited efficacy. In the present study, we investigated the role of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the EMT transcription factor ZEB1 in regulating cell sensitivity to the ATR inhibitor VE-821...
November 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156680/vemurafenib-resistance-via-de-novo-rbm-genes-mutations-and-chromosome-5-aberrations-is-overcome-by-combined-therapy-with-palbociclib-in-thyroid-carcinoma-with-braf-v600e
#9
Zeus A Antonello, Nancy Hsu, Manoj Bhasin, Giovanni Roti, Mukta Joshi, Paul Van Hummelen, Emily Ye, Agnes S Lo, S Ananth Karumanchi, Christine R Bryke, Carmelo Nucera
Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most frequent endocrine tumor. BRAF(V600E) represents the PTC hallmark and is targeted with selective inhibitors (e.g. vemurafenib). Although there have been promising results in clinical trials using these inhibitors, most patients develop resistance and progress. Tumor clonal diversity is proposed as one mechanism underlying drug resistance. Here we have investigated mechanisms of primary and secondary resistance to vemurafenib in BRAF(WT/V600E)-positive PTC patient-derived cells with P16(-/-) (CDKN2A(-/-))...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155585/allosteric-inhibitors-of-shp2-with-therapeutic-potential-for-cancer-treatment
#10
Jingjing Xie, Xiaojia Si, Shoulai Gu, Mingliang Wang, Jian Shen, Haoyan Li, Jian Shen, Dan Li, Yanjia Fang, Cong Liu, Jidong Zhu
SHP2, a cytoplasmic protein-tyrosine phosphatase encoded by the PTPN11 gene, is involved in multiple cell signaling processes including Ras/MAPK and Hippo/YAP pathways. SHP2 has been shown to contribute to the progression of a number of cancer types including leukemia, gastric and breast cancer. It also regulates T-cell activation by interacting with inhibitory immune checkpoint receptors such as the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA). Thus, SHP2 inhibitors have drawn great attention by both inhibiting tumor cell proliferation and activating T cell immune responses toward cancer cells...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155424/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-sarcomas-in-quest-of-predictive-biomarkers
#11
Robin Veenstra, Marie Kostine, Anne-Marie Cleton-Jansen, Noel Fcc de Miranda, Judith Vmg Bovée
Sarcomas are a rare group of tumors of mesenchymal origin. Metastatic sarcomas are often difficult to treat and unresponsive to standard radio- and chemotherapy, resulting in a poor survival rate for patients. Novel treatments with immune checkpoint inhibitors have been proven to prolong survival of patients with a variety of cancers, including metastatic melanoma, lung, and renal cell carcinoma. Since immune checkpoint inhibitors could provide a novel treatment option for patients with sarcomas, clinical trials investigating their efficacy in these group of tumors are ongoing...
November 20, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154466/%C3%AE-fosb-regulates-rosiglitazone-induced-milk-fat-synthesis-and-cell-survival
#12
Xuefeng Wei, Hui Li, Guangwei Zhao, Jiameng Yang, Lihui Li, Yongzhen Huang, Xianyong Lan, Yun Ma, Huiling Zheng, Hong Chen
Rosiglitazone induces adipogenesis in adipocyte and regulates cell survival and differentiation in number of cell types. However, whether PPARγ regulates the synthesis of milk fat and cell survival in goat mammary gland remains unknown. Rosiglitazone strongly enhanced cellular triacylglycerol content and accumulation of lipid droplet in goat mammary epithelial cells (GMEC). Furthermore, ΔFosB decreased the expression of PPARγ at both mRNA and protein levels, and rosiglitazone-induced milk fat synthesis was abolished by ΔFosB overexpression...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153898/the-significance-of-the-pd-l1-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-trenchant-double-swords-as-predictive-and-prognostic-markers
#13
REVIEW
Kazuki Takada, Gouji Toyokawa, Fumihiro Shoji, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshihiko Maehara
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer worldwide. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have been the standard treatment for lung cancer, and targeted molecular therapy has greatly improved the clinical course of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring driver mutations, such as in epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase genes. Despite advances in such therapies, the prognosis of patients with NSCLC without driver oncogene mutations remains poor. Immunotherapy targeting programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) has recently been shown to improve the survival in advanced NSCLC...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153896/sequential-ct-findings-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-receiving-nivolumab
#14
David Y Johnson, Ryan G Short, Edward F Patz
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab is a novel immunotherapy that was recently approved for treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors may show variable computed tomography (CT) features on follow-up imaging, and it is unclear how reliable conventional response criteria are to determine patient management and outcomes. We report the spectrum of sequential CT findings in patients with advanced stage lung cancer who received nivolumab in an effort to better inform appropriate imaging strategies...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152306/evaluation-of-two-high-throughput-proteomic-technologies-for-plasma-biomarker-discovery-in-immunotherapy-treated-melanoma-patients
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Su Yin Lim, Jenny H Lee, Sarah J Welsh, Seong Beom Ahn, Edmond Breen, Alamgir Khan, Matteo S Carlino, Alexander M Menzies, Richard F Kefford, Richard A Scolyer, Georgina V Long, Helen Rizos
Background: Selective kinase and immune checkpoint inhibitors, and their combinations, have significantly improved the survival of patients with advanced metastatic melanoma. Not all patients will respond to treatment however, and some patients will present with significant toxicities. Hence, the identification of biomarkers is critical for the selection and management of patients receiving treatment. Biomarker discovery often involves proteomic techniques that simultaneously profile multiple proteins but few studies have compared these platforms...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152062/rapamycin-sensitizes-cancer-cells-to-growth-inhibition-by-the-parp-inhibitor-olaparib
#16
Atsushi Osoegawa, Joell J Gills, Shigeru Kawabata, Phillip A Dennis
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) have been developed and tested in a context of combining it with double-stranded (ds) DNA repair defects or inhibitors, as PARP inhibitor impairs single-stranded (ss) DNA break repair, resulting in the activation of the dsDNA break repair machinery. Rapamycin has been widely prescribed for more than a decade and recent studies have revealed that it may inhibit dsDNA break repair. The combination of the PARP inhibitor olaparib and rapamycin synergistically inhibited cell proliferation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells, and even in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells with BRCA1 mutations...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152060/inhibition-of-chk1-sensitizes-ewing-sarcoma-cells-to-the-ribonucleotide-reductase-inhibitor-gemcitabine
#17
Kelli L Goss, Stacia L Koppenhafer, Kathryn M Harmoney, William W Terry, David J Gordon
Ewing sarcoma is a bone and soft tissue sarcoma that occurs in children and young adults. The EWS-FLI1 gene fusion is the driver mutation in most Ewing sarcoma tumors and functions, in part, as an aberrant transcription factor. We recently identified that Ewing sarcoma cells are sensitive to inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which catalyzes the formation of deoxyribonucleotides from ribonucleotides. In this report, we show that Ewing sarcoma cells are sensitive to treatment with clofarabine, which is a nucleoside analogue and allosteric inhibitor of RNR...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151505/isolated-adrenocorticotropin-deficiency-due-to-nivolumab-induced-hypophysitis-in-a-patient-with-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Nobumasa Ohara, Kazumasa Ohashi, Toshiya Fujisaki, Chiyumi Oda, Yohei Ikeda, Yuichiro Yoneoka, Takehisa Hashimoto, Go Hasegawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshinori Takada
A 63-year-old Japanese woman with advanced lung adenocarcinoma developed isolated adrenocorticotropin deficiency caused by immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI)-related hypophysitis following 8 months of nivolumab therapy. Prompt corticosteroid replacement therapy effectively relieved her secondary adrenal insufficiency symptoms and allowed her to pursue nivolumab therapy, which had been effective for the control of lung adenocarcinoma. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing revealed the presence of the DRB1*04:05-DQA1*03:03-DQB1*04:01 haplotype, which is associated with susceptibility to autoimmune polyglandular syndrome with pituitary disorder in the Japanese population...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147815/atp-binding-cassette-transporters-limit-the-brain-penetration-of-wee1-inhibitors
#19
Mark C de Gooijer, Levi C M Buil, Jos H Beijnen, Olaf van Tellingen
Introduction Wee1 is an important kinase involved in the G2 cell cycle checkpoint and frequently upregulated in intracranial neoplasms such as glioblastoma (GBM) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Two small molecules are available that target Wee1, AZD1775 and PD0166285, and clinical trials with AZD1775 have already been started. Since GBM and DIPG are highly invasive brain tumors, they are at least to some extent protected by the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and its ATP-binding cassette (ABC) efflux transporters...
November 17, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147618/programmed-cell-death-ligands-expression-in-phaeochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-relationship-with-the-hypoxic-response-immune-evasion-and-malignant-behavior
#20
David J Pinato, James R Black, Sebastian Trousil, Roberto E Dina, Pritesh Trivedi, Francesco A Mauri, Rohini Sharma
The hypoxic response underlies the pathogenesis and malignant behavior of PCC/PGL. Regulation of PD-1 receptor-ligand signaling, a therapeutically actionable driver of the anti-tumor immune response, is a hypoxic-driven trait across malignancies. We evaluated the prognostic role of PD ligands in association with biomarkers of hypoxia and angiogenesis in patients with PCC/PGL. Tissue microarrays sections including consecutive cases diagnosed between 1983-2011 were stained for PD-L1 and 2, hypoxia inducible factor 1a (Hif-1a), Carbonic Anhydrase IX (CaIX), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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