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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329310/immunologic-pathways-that-predict-mortality-in-hiv-infected-ugandans-initiating-art
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Sulggi Lee, Helen Byakwaga, Yap Boum, Tricia H Burdo, Kenneth C Williams, Michael M Lederman, Yong Huang, Russell P Tracy, Huyen Cao, Jessica E Haberer, Annet Kembabazi, David R Bangsberg, Jeffrey N Martin, Peter W Hunt
Plasma kynurenine/tryptophan (KT) ratio, a marker of adaptive immune defects, strongly predicts mortality during treated HIV disease in Ugandans compared to U.S.-based populations, Here, KT ratio, and T cell and plasma biomarkers of immune activation were measured among 535 HIV-infected Ugandans prior to ART initiation and at month 6 of viral suppression. Month 6 KT ratio (aHR=2.74), sCD14 (aHR=2.32), IL-6 (aHR=2.34), and D dimer (aHR=1.95) were associated with mortality occurring ≥6 months after ART initiation, KT ratio remained significantly predictive of mortality even after adjustment for the additional biomarkers, suggesting an independent contribution to clinical outcomes in resource-limited settings...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329269/proteomics-highlights-decrease-of-matricellular-proteins-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy%C3%A2
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Jasmin Hasmik Shahinian, Bettina Mayer, Stefan Tholen, Kerstin Brehm, Martin L Biniossek, Hannah Füllgraf, Selina Kiefer, Ulrike Heizmann, Claudia Heilmann, Florian Rüter, Martin Grapow, Oliver Thomas Reuthebuch, Friedrich Eckstein, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Oliver Schilling, Matthias Siepe
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the impact of mechanical unloading with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) on the myocardial proteome. METHODS: We collected 11 patient-matched samples of myocardial left ventricular tissue of patients with non-ischaemic dilate cardiomyopathy, harvested at time of LVAD implant ('pre-LVAD') and heart transplant ('post-LVAD'). Samples were studied by quantitative proteomics. Further we performed histological assessment of deposited collagens and immune infiltration in both pre- and post-LVAD samples...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328799/oral-microbiome-in-hiv-associated-periodontitis
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Marc Noguera-Julian, Yolanda Guillén, Jessica Peterson, David Reznik, Erica V Harris, Sandeep J Joseph, Javier Rivera, Sunil Kannanganat, Rama Amara, Minh Ly Nguyen, Simon Mutembo, Roger Paredes, Timothy D Read, Vincent C Marconi
HIV-associated periodontal diseases (PD) could serve as a source of chronic inflammation. Here, we sought to characterize the oral microbial signatures of HIV+ and HIV- individuals at different levels of PD severity.This cross-sectional study included both HIV+ and HIV- patients with varying degrees of PD. Two tooth, 2 cheek, and 1 saliva samples were obtained for microbiome analysis. Mothur/SILVADB were used to classify sequences. R/Bioconductor (Vegan, PhyloSeq, and DESeq2) was employed to assess overall microbiome structure differences and differential abundance of bacterial genera between groups...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328797/activation-senescence-and-inflammation-markers-in-hiv-patients-association-with-renal-function
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Alexandra Ozanne, Pierre Duffau, Frédéric-Antoine Dauchy, Claire Rigothier, Cécile Terrien, Estibaliz Lazaro, Charles Cazanave, Sylvie Lawson-Ayayi, Fabrice Bonnet, Patrick Blanco, Linda Wittkop, Isabelle Pellegrin
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between immune-activation (IA), immune-senescence (IS), inflammation biomarkers and renal function measured by estimated glomerular function rate (eGFR) at inclusion and its evolution over a 3-years follow-up in HIV-infected patients with undetectable viral load. DESIGN: The CIADIS (Chronic Immune Activation anD Senescence) sub-study consecutively included patients between October 2011 and May 2013 enrolled in the ANRS CO3 Aquitaine observational cohort...
March 21, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328000/cdx2-prognostic-value-in-stage-ii-iii-resected-colon-cancer-is-related-to-cms-classification
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C Pilati, J Taieb, R Balogoun, L Marisa, A de Reyniès, P Laurent-Puig
Caudal-type homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) is involved in colon cancer (CC) oncogenesis and has been proposed as a prognostic biomarker in patients with stage II or III CC. We analyzed CDX2 expression in a series of 469 CC typed for the new international consensus molecular subtype (CMS) classification, and we confirmed results in a series of 90 CC. Here, we show that lack of CDX2 expression is only present in the mesenchymal subgroup (CMS4) and in MSI-immune tumors (CMS1) and not in CMS2 and CMS3 colon cancer...
February 27, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327786/polymorphisms-in-genes-tlr1-2-and-4-are-associated-with-differential-cytokine-and-chemokine-serum-production-in-patients-with-leprosy
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Nadja de Lima Santana, Jamile Leão Rêgo, Joyce Moura Oliveira, Lucas Frederico de Almeida, Marcos Braz, Lídia Maria Medeiros Machado, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado, Léa Cristina Castellucci
BACKGROUND: Leprosy or hansen's disease is a spectral disease whose clinical forms mostly depends on host's immune and genetic factors. Different Toll-like receptors (TLR) variants have been described associated with leprosy, but with some lack of replication across different populations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of polymorphisms in genes TLR1, TLR2 and TLR4 and susceptibility to leprosy in a genetic case control study; to verify the association between genotypes of these markers and the immunological profile in the serum of patients with leprosy...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327462/neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-hiv-infected-youth-investigating-the-relationship-with-immune-activation
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Allison Ross Eckard, Julia C Rosebush, Mary Ann O'Riordan, Chanda C Graves, Ashley Alexander, Anita K Grover, S Thera Lee, Jakob G Habib, Joshua H Ruff, Ann Chahroudi, Grace A McComsey
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk of neurocognitive impairment compared to the general population. Studies suggest that, despite combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), HIV infection causes immune activation which results in neural damage; however, few data exist in HIV-infected youth. METHODS: HIV-infected youth 8-26 years old on cART with virologic suppression were prospectively enrolled along with healthy controls. Neurocognitive performance was assessed by age-appropriate Wechsler Intelligence Scales...
March 22, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327095/interferon-signaling-in-ascites-associated-macrophages-is-linked-to-a-favorable-clinical-outcome-in-a-subgroup-of-ovarian-carcinoma-patients
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Till Adhikary, Annika Wortmann, Florian Finkernagel, Sonja Lieber, Andrea Nist, Thorsten Stiewe, Uwe Wagner, Sabine Müller-Brüsselbach, Silke Reinartz, Rolf Müller
BACKGROUND: Although tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are essential for cancer progression, connections between different clinical outcomes and transcriptional networks have not been reported. We have addressed this issue by analyzing global expression patterns of TAMs isolated from the ascites of ovarian cancer patients. RESULTS: TAMs isolated from different ovarian cancer patients can be stratified by coexpression or principal component analysis into subgroups with specific biological features and associated with distinct clinical outcomes...
March 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326672/bk-polyomavirus-specific-9mer-cd8-t-cell-responses-correlate-with-clearance-of-bk-viremia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-first-report-from-the-swiss-transplant-cohort-study-stcs
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Céline Leboeuf, Sabrina Wilk, Rita Achermann, Isabelle Binet, Dela Golshayan, Karin Hadaya, Cedric Hirzel, Matthias Hoffmann, Uyen Huynh-Do, Michael T Koller, Oriol Manuel, Nicolas J Mueller, Thomas F Mueller, Stefan Schaub, Christian van Delden, Fabian H Weissbach, Hans H Hirsch
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) causes premature kidney transplant (KT) failure in 1-15% of patients. Since antivirals are lacking, most programs screen for BKPyV-viremia and, if positive, reduce immunosuppression. To evaluate the relationship of viremia and BKPyV-specific immunity, we examined prospectively cryopreserved plasma and PBMCs at T0, T6, and T12 months post-transplant from 28 viremic KT patients and 68 non-viremic controls matched for the transplantation period. BKPyV-IgG seroprevalence was comparable between cases (89...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326600/prognostic-significance-of-tumour-infiltrating-b-lymphocytes-in-breast-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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I Miligy, P Mohan, A Gaber, M A Aleskandarany, C C Nolan, M Diez-Rodriguez, A Mukherjee, C Chapman, I O Ellis, A R Green, E A Rakha
BACKGROUND: Tumour infiltrating lymphocytes are an important component of the immune response to cancer and have a prognostic value in breast cancer. Although several studies have investigated the role of T-lymphocytes in breast cancer, the role of B lymphocytes (TIL-Bs) in Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), remains uncertain. This study aimed to assess the role of TIL-Bs in DCIS. METHODS: 80 DCIS cases (36 pure DCIS and 44 mixed with invasive cancer) were immunohistochemically stained for B lineage markers CD19, CD20 and the plasma cell marker CD138...
March 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326171/large-scale-isolation-and-cytotoxicity-of-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-activated-human-natural-killer-cells
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Ambrose Y Jong, Chun-Hua Wu, Jingbo Li, Jianping Sun, Muller Fabbri, Alan S Wayne, Robert C Seeger
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been the focus of great interest, as they appear to be involved in numerous important cellular processes. They deliver bioactive macromolecules such as proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, allowing intercellular communication in multicellular organisms. EVs are secreted by all cell types, including immune cells such as natural killer cells (NK), and they may play important roles in the immune system. Currently, a large-scale procedure to obtain functional NK EVs is lacking, limiting their use clinically...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326105/paracrine-effects-of-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-in-survival-and-cytokine-expression-after-90-partial-hepatectomy
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Carlos Oscar Kieling, Carolina Uribe-Cruz, Mónica Luján López, Alessandro Bersch Osvaldt, Themis Reverbel da Silveira, Ursula Matte
Acute liver failure is a complex and fatal disease. Cell-based therapies are a promising alternative therapeutic approach for liver failure due to relatively simple technique and lower cost. The use of semipermeable microcapsules has become an interesting tool for evaluating paracrine effects in vivo. In this study, we aimed to assess the paracrine effects of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) encapsulated in sodium alginate to treat acute liver failure in an animal model of 90% partial hepatectomy (90% PH)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326080/characterization-of-the-highly-prevalent-regulatory-cd24-hi-cd38-hi-b-cell-population-in-human-cord-blood
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Ana Esteve-Solé, Irene Teixidó, Angela Deyà-Martínez, Jordi Yagüe, Ana M Plaza-Martín, Manel Juan, Laia Alsina
The newborn's immune system must transition from a sterile haploidentical uterus to the world full of antigens. Regulatory B-cells (Breg; broadly defined as CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi)) are tolerance promoters in the adult immune system. They can inhibit IFN-γ and IL-17 production by T-cells and are essential in different conditions, including pregnancy. Breg have still not been well characterized in umbilical cord blood, where we hypothesize that they are pivotal in the achievement of tolerance. We studied CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi) Breg in healthy umbilical cord blood (hUCB) compared to healthy peripheral adult blood (hAPB)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325923/clinical-features-and-viral-quasispecies-characteristics-associated-with-infection-by-the-hepatitis-b-virus-g145r-immune-escape-mutant
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Yuan Xue, Ming-Jie Wang, Zhi-Tao Yang, De-Min Yu, Yue Han, Dao Huang, Dong-Hua Zhang, Xin-Xin Zhang
Coexistence of the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) is an uncommon phenomenon, and the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Amino-acid (aa) substitution from glycine to arginine at aa 145 (G145R), in the major hydrophilic region, has been reported in patients with HBsAg and anti-HBs coexistence. However, there is limited knowledge about the clinical features and viral quasispecies characteristics associated with G145R mutant hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
March 22, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325757/loss-of-cd73-prevents-accumulation-of-alternatively-activated-macrophages-and-the-formation-of-prefibrotic-macrophage-clusters-in-irradiated-lungs
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Simone de Leve, Florian Wirsdörfer, Federica Cappuccini, Alexandra Schütze, Alina V Meyer, Katharina Röck, Linda F Thompson, Jens W Fischer, Martin Stuschke, Verena Jendrossek
While radiotherapy is a mainstay for cancer therapy, pneumonitis and fibrosis constitute dose-limiting side effects of thorax and whole body irradiation. So far, the contribution of immune cells to disease progression is largely unknown. Here we studied the role of ecto-5'-nucelotidase (CD73)/adenosine-induced changes in the myeloid compartment in radiation-induced lung fibrosis. C57BL/6 wild-type or CD73(-/-) mice received a single dose of whole thorax irradiation (WTI, 15 Gy). Myeloid cells were characterized in flow cytometric, histologic, and immunohistochemical analyses as well as RNA analyses...
March 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325753/mouse-model-for-inherited-renal-fibrosis-associated-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Sian E Piret, Eric Olinger, Anita A C Reed, M Andrew Nesbit, Tertius A Hough, Liz Bentley, Olivier Devuyst, Roger Cox, Rajesh V Thakker
Renal fibrosis is a common feature of renal failure resulting from multiple aetiologies, including diabetic nephropathy, hypertension and inherited renal disorders. However, the mechanisms of renal fibrosis are incompletely understood and we therefore explored these by establishing a mouse model for a renal tubular disorder, referred to as autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) due to missense uromodulin (UMOD) mutations (ADTKD-UMOD). ADTKD-UMOD, which is associated with retention of mutant uromodulin in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of renal thick ascending limb cells, is characterized by hyperuricemia, interstitial fibrosis, inflammation, and renal failure, and we used targeted homologous recombination to generate a knock-in mouse model with an ADTKD-causing missense cysteine to arginine uromodulin mutation (C125R)...
March 21, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325688/current-and-emerging-molecular-tests-for-human-papillomavirus-related-neoplasia-in-the-genomic-era
#17
REVIEW
Sixto M Leal, Margaret L Gulley
Laboratory tests have a key role in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven carcinomas and in guiding therapeutic interventions. An understanding of the virology, immunology, and carcinogenesis of HPV is essential for choosing appropriate diagnostic test modalities and developing new and even more effective cancer prevention strategies. HPV infects basal epithelial cells on multiple surfaces and induces carcinoma primarily in the cervix and the oropharynx. HPV types are stratified as high risk or low risk based on their carcinogenic potential, driven largely by viral interference with cell cycle regulation and the DNA damage response to promote continuous cell division while thwarting apoptosis, which enables mutation accumulation...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324751/the-rationale-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-inhibition-for-cancer-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Lieve Brochez, Ines Chevolet, Vibeke Kruse
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO, also referred to as IDO1) has been demonstrated to be a normal endogenous mechanism of acquired peripheral immune tolerance in vivo. In the field of oncology, IDO expression and/or activity has been observed in several cancer types and has usually been associated with negative prognostic factors and worse outcome measures. This manuscript reviews current available data on the role of IDO in cancer and the current results obtained with IDO inhibition, both in animal models and in phase 1 and 2 clinical trials in humans...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323897/hcv-coinfection-contributes-to-hiv-pathogenesis-by-increasing-immune-exhaustion-in-cd8-t-cells
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Norma Rallón, Marcial García, Javier García-Samaniego, Noelia Rodríguez, Alfonso Cabello, Clara Restrepo, Beatriz Álvarez, Rosa García, Miguel Górgolas, José M Benito
BACKGROUND: There are several contributors to HIV-pathogenesis or insufficient control of the infection. However, whether HIV/HCV-coinfected population exhibits worst evolution of HIV-pathogenesis remains unclear. Recently, some markers of immune exhaustion have been proposed as preferentially upregulated on T-cells during HIV-infection. Herein, we have analyzed T-cell exhaustion together with several other contributors to HIV-pathogenesis that could be affected by HCV-coinfection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six patients with chronic HIV-infection (60 HIV-monoinfected and 36 HIV/HCV-coinfected), and 20 healthy controls were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323504/pembrolizumab-use-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma
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Pol Specenier
Until recently, overall long term survival in patients with stage IV melanoma was lower than 10 %. However, the treatment of melanoma has evolved rapidly over the last few years, with the advent of inhibitors of BRAF and MEK and of immunotherapeutic agents including ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab. Areas covered: This is a comprehensive review of the literature on the role of pembrolizumab in melanoma. Pembrolizumab is a Programmed Death Receptor 1 (PD-1) directed monoclonal antibody which is approved by FDA and EMA for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma...
March 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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