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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938619/anti-cancer-efficacy-of-biotinylated-chitosan-nanoparticles-in-liver-cancer
#1
Mingrong Cheng, Weiping Zhu, Qing Li, Dejian Dai, Yiming Hou
The present study investigated the synthesis of biotinylated chitosan (Bio-CS) from chitosan using a nanomaterial skeleton with biotin and the successful targeting of the formulation in liver cancer cells. Bio-CS was validated by fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy and hydrogen(-1) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Bio-CS and plasmid DNA were used to construct Bio-CS/plasmid DNA nanoparticles according to the optimal molar ratio of 1:1 and the optimal pH-value of 5.5. Under these conditions, the parameters mean particle size, potential, encapsulation rate and drug loading, were 82...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938609/pegylated-arginine-deiminase-can-modulate-tumor-immune-microenvironment-by-affecting-immune-checkpoint-expression-decreasing-regulatory-t-cell-accumulation-and-inducing-tumor-t-cell-infiltration
#2
Elena Brin, Katherine Wu, Hsin-Tze Lu, Yudou He, Zhaoming Dai, Wei He
PEGylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG 20) is being investigated in clinical studies in arginine auxotrophic cancers and is well-tolerated. The anti-tumor properties of ADI-PEG 20 have been extensively investigated - ADI-PEG 20 inhibits the growth of auxotrophic cancers in vitro and in vivo - however, its impact on immune cells is largely unknown. Here we report the potential impact of ADI-PEG 20 on the tumor immune microenvironment. ADI-PEG 20 induced immunosuppressive programmed death-ligand 1 expression on some cancer cells in vitro, but the magnitude of the increase was cell line dependent and in most relatively small...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938605/combined-prognostic-effect-of-pd-l1-expression-and-immunoscore-in-microsatellite-unstable-advanced-gastric-cancers
#3
Kyung-Ju Kim, Han Kwang Yang, Woo Ho Kim, Gyeong Hoon Kang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate how programmed death-ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression is linked to the immunoscore in the context of the tumor microenvironment and to assess the differential prognostic value of PD-L1 expression according to the immunoscore in 153 patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) advanced gastric cancer (GC). RESULTS: We found that T-PD-L1 (+) and I-PD-L1 (+) were significantly associated with a high immunoscore...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938563/a-novel-immunotherapy-targeting-mmp-14-limits-hypoxia-immune-suppression-and-metastasis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-models
#4
Binbing Ling, Kathleen Watt, Sunandan Banerjee, Daniel Newsted, Peter Truesdell, Jarrett Adams, Sachdev S Sidhu, Andrew W B Craig
Matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is a clinically relevant target in metastatic cancers due to its role in tumor progression and metastasis. Since active MMP-14 is localized on the cell surface, it is amenable to antibody-mediated blockade in cancer, and here we describe our efforts to develop novel inhibitory anti-MMP-14 antibodies. A phage-displayed synthetic humanized Fab library was screened against the extracellular domain of MMP-14 and a panel of MMP14-specific Fabs were identified. A lead antibody that inhibits the catalytic domain of MMP-14 (Fab 3369) was identified and treatment of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with Fab 3369 led to significant loss of extracellular matrix degradation and cell invasion abilities...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938125/selective-immuno-modulatory-effect-of-prolactin-upon-pro-inflammatory-response-in-human-fetal-membranes
#5
Pilar Flores-Espinosa, Eduardo Preciado-Martínez, Araceli Mejía-Salvador, Gabriela Sedano-González, Luisa Bermejo-Martínez, Adalberto Parra-Covarruvias, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Vega-Sánchez, Isabel Méndez, Braulio Quesada-Reyna, Andrea Olmos-Ortiz, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina
During pregnancy, prolactin (PRL) is a neuro-immuno-cytokine that contributes actively to the crosstalk between the immune and endocrine systems and, thus, to the creation of an immune-privileged milieu. This work aims to analyze the capacity of PRL to modulate the synthesis and secretion of pro-inflammatory markers associated with labor. Studies were conducted using human fetal membranes at term mounted in a model of two independent chambers. The choriodecidual region was stimulated with 500-ng/mL lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and the amnion and choriodecidual region were co-simulated with different concentrations of PRL that can arise during pregnancy: 250, 500, 1000, and 4000ng/mL...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937963/ki67-and-lymphocytes-in-the-pretherapeutic-core-biopsy-of-primary-invasive-breast-cancer-positive-markers-of-therapy-response-prediction-and-superior-survival
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Claus M Schlotter, Lothar Tietze, Ulf Vogt, Carlos Villena Heinsen, Antje Hahn
Background Core needle biopsy plays a crucial role as diagnostic tool for BC. Both Ki67 and likely tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the near future are determining the kind of systemic therapy. The role of TILs in BC is still an issue for clinical research, albeit preliminary results of neoadjuvant and adjuvant clinical studies already now highlight the crucial impact of TILs on therapy response and survival. Methods Evaluation of related publications (pubmed) and meeting abstracts (ASCO, SABCS). Results The monoclonal antibody Ki67 recognizing a nuclear antigene in proliferating cells is a positive marker of therapy response and superior survival...
September 22, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936810/phosphorylated-cxcr4-expression-has-a-positive-prognostic-impact-in-colorectal-cancer
#7
B Weixler, F Renetseder, I Facile, N Tosti, E Cremonesi, A Tampakis, T Delko, S Eppenberger-Castori, A Tzankov, G Iezzi, C Kettelhack, S D Soysal, U von Holzen, G C Spagnoli, L Terracciano, L Tornillo, Raoul A Droeser, S Däster
BACKGROUND: The CXCL12-CXCR4 chemokine axis plays an important role in cell trafficking as well as in tumor progression. In colorectal cancer (CRC), the chemokine receptor CXCR4 has been shown to be an unfavorable prognostic factor in some studies, however, the role of its activated (phosphorylated) form, pCXCR4, has not yet been evaluated. Here, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value of CXCR4 and pCXCR4 in a large cohort of CRC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A tissue microarray (TMA) of 684 patient specimens of primary CRCs was analyzed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the expression of CXCR4 and pCXCR4 by tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating immune cells (TICs)...
September 21, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936707/immunoglobulin-genotypes-and-cognitive-functions-in-schizophrenia
#8
Janardan P Pandey, Aryan M Namboodiri, Paul J Nietert, Reiji Yoshimura, Hikaru Hori
Exposure to neurotropic viruses, such as herpes simplex virus type 1 and human cytomegalovirus, has been reported to be associated with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. These viruses have evolved highly sophisticated strategies for decreasing the efficacy of the host immune response and interfering with viral clearance. Particular immunoglobulin GM (γ marker) genotypes modulate these viral immunoevasion strategies, influence antibody responsiveness to viral proteins, and are also associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia, providing an excellent rationale for determining their possible involvement in the cognitive functions in this highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder...
September 22, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935971/prevalence-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-status-of-hbv-care-among-rural-women-who-planned-to-conceive-in-china
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Yuanyuan Wang, Hong Zhou, Long Zhang, Qiuyue Zhong, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Man Zhang, Yanjie Huang, Anqi Wang, Kenrad Nelson, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan, Zuoqi Peng, Ya Zhang, Xiaona Xin, Hongguang Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yan Wang, Ying Yang, Yuan He, Jihong Xu, Xiaoli Liu, Yan Wang, Xu Ma
Globally, one third of prevalent chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus infection (HBV) occurred in China. Assessing the prevalence of CHB infesction and status of HBV-related services among pre-conception women will provide insight into risks of mother to child transmission (MTCT). A cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Free Pre-pregnancy Checkups (NFPC) program in 2010-2014 was conducted. A standardized questionnaire which collected demographic information and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) which tested serological HBV markers were applied...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935898/pd-l1-is-an-activation-independent-marker-of-brown-adipocytes
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Jessica R Ingram, Michael Dougan, Mohammad Rashidian, Marko Knoll, Edmund J Keliher, Sarah Garrett, Scott Garforth, Olga S Blomberg, Camilo Espinosa, Atul Bhan, Steven C Almo, Ralph Weissleder, Harvey Lodish, Stephanie K Dougan, Hidde L Ploegh
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is expressed on a number of immune and cancer cells, where it can downregulate antitumor immune responses. Its expression has been linked to metabolic changes in these cells. Here we develop a radiolabeled camelid single-domain antibody (anti-PD-L1 VHH) to track PD-L1 expression by immuno-positron emission tomography (PET). PET-CT imaging shows a robust and specific PD-L1 signal in brown adipose tissue (BAT). We confirm expression of PD-L1 on brown adipocytes and demonstrate that signal intensity does not change in response to cold exposure or β-adrenergic activation...
September 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934217/elevated-humoral-response-to-cytomegalovirus-in-hiv-infected-individuals-with-poor-cd4-t-cell-immune-recovery
#11
Elisabet Gómez-Mora, Marta Massanella, Elisabet García, David Giles, Marta Bernadó, Victor Urrea, Jorge Carrillo, Dan Ouchi, Jordi Puig, Eugenia Negredo, Bonaventura Clotet, Julià Blanco, Cecilia Cabrera
Some HIV-infected c-ART-suppressed individuals show incomplete CD4+ T-cell recovery, abnormal T-cell activation and higher mortality. One potential source of immune activation could be coinfection with cytomegalovirus (CMV). IgG and IgM levels, immune activation, inflammation and T-cell death in c-ART-suppressed individuals with CD4+ T-cell counts >350 cells/μL (immunoconcordant, n = 133) or <350 cells/μL (immunodiscordant, n = 95) were analyzed to evaluate the effect of CMV humoral response on immune recovery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934209/microbial-translocation-is-correlated-with-hiv-evolution-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients
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Jean-Jacques Tudesq, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Christophe Combescure, Régine Doncesco, Didier Laureillard, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto
Microbial translocation (MT) is characterized by bacterial products passing into the blood through the gut barrier and is a key phenomenon in the pathophysiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. MT is also associated with liver damage in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) patients. The aim of the study was to assess MT in plasma of HIV-HCV co-infected patients. 16S rDNA (16 S Ribosomal DNA subunit) marker and other markers of MT such as Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934108/markers-of-microbial-translocation-and-immune-activation-predict-cognitive-processing-speed-in-heavy-drinking-men-living-with-hiv
#13
Mollie A Monnig, Christopher W Kahler, Patricia A Cioe, Peter M Monti, Kenneth H Mayer, David W Pantalone, Ronald A Cohen, Bharat Ramratnam
HIV infection and alcohol use disorder are associated with deficits in neurocognitive function. Emerging evidence points to pro-inflammatory perturbations of the gut-brain axis as potentially contributing to neurocognitive impairment in the context of HIV and chronic heavy alcohol use. This study examined whether plasma markers of microbial translocation (LPS) from the gastrointestinal tract and related immune activation (sCD14, EndoCAb) were associated with neurocognition in 21 men living with HIV who were virally suppressed on antiretroviral therapy...
September 21, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932842/microfluidic-isolation-of-platelet-covered-circulating-tumor-cells
#14
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/28932641/response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-regimen-is-associated-with-efficacy-of-nivolumab-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
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/28932637/muc1-c-promotes-the-suppressive-immune-microenvironment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
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/28932633/cd163-positive-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-cd8-positive-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-are-powerful-diagnostic-markers-for-the-therapeutic-stratification-of-osteosarcoma-patients-an-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-biopsies-fromthe-french-os2006-phase-3-trial
#17
Anne Gomez-Brouchet, Claire Illac, Julia Gilhodes, Corinne Bouvier, Sébastien Aubert, Jean-Marc Guinebretiere, Béatrice Marie, Frédérique Larousserie, Natacha Entz-Werlé, Gonzague de Pinieux, Thomas Filleron, Véronique Minard, Vincent Minville, Eric Mascard, François Gouin, Marta Jimenez, Marie-Cécile Ledeley, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Laurence Brugieres, Françoise Rédini
The French phase 3 trial (OS 2006) testing zoledronic acid, an osteoclast inhibitor, with chemotherapy and surgery did not improve the outcome of patients with osteosarcoma (OS). To understand this unexpected result, the presence of infiltrating immune cells was investigated in 124 pre-therapeutic biopsies of patients enrolled in the trial. The percentage of CD68/CD163 tumor-infiltrating macrophages (TAMs), CD8(+) lymphocytes, osteoclasts, and the PD1/PDL-1 checkpoint were assessed by immunohistochemistry. M1/M2 macrophage polarization was characterized by pSTAT1/CMAF staining...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932631/tadalafil-has-biologic-activity-in-human-melanoma-results-of-a-pilot-trial-with-tadalafil-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-tame
#18
Jessica C Hassel, Huanhuan Jiang, Carolin Bender, Julia Winkler, Alexandra Sevko, Ivan Shevchenko, Niels Halama, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Walter E Haefeli, Dirk Jäger, Alexander Enk, Jochen Utikal, Viktor Umansky
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are known to play a critical role in the suppression of T cell antitumor responses. Our preclinical data showed that the phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitor sildenafil impaired MDSC functions, enhanced intratumoral T cell activity and prolonged survival of melanoma-bearing mice. In this study, we evaluated biologic effects, safety and efficacy of palliative treatment with the PDE-5 inhibitor tadalafil in metastatic melanoma patients. We conducted an open-label, dose de-escalation trial with tadalafil in pretreated metastatic melanoma patients...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931981/immunomodulatory-effects-of-two-different-physical-therapy-modalities-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Sherin Hassan M Mehani
[Purpose] Counteracting the systemic cytokine release and its inflammatory effects by improving respiratory muscle strength and controlling lung inflammation may be important for improving immune system in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, So the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of low level laser therapy and inspiratory muscle training on interleukin-6 (IL-6) as a marker of inflammation and CD4+/CD8+ ratio as a marker for T Lymphocytes in these patients. [Subjects and Methods] Forty male patients with stable COPD participated in the study, their ages ranged between 55-65 years...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931895/defective-thymic-output-in-was-patients-is-associated-with-abnormal-actin-organization
#20
Wenyan Li, Xiaoyu Sun, Jinzhi Wang, Qin Zhao, Rongxin Dai, Yanping Wang, Lina Zhou, Lisa Westerberg, Yuan Ding, Xiaodong Zhao, Chaohong Liu
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASp) is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton. Defective T - cell function is a major cause for immune deficiency in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) patients. T cells originate in the bone marrow and develop in the thymus, and then migrate to peripheral tissues. TCR excision circles (TRECs) present in thymic output cells stably, which is used as a molecular marker for thymic output. We found that CD8(+) T naïve cells of classic WAS patients were significantly reduced, and TRECs in patients with classic WAS and X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT) dramatically decreased compared with that of HCs...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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