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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530155/an-oncolytic-adenovirus-encoding-decorin-and-gm-csf-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-a-colorectal-tumor-model-by-targeting-pro-tumorigenic-signals-and-via-immune-activation
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Zhao Liu, Yuefeng Yang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Hao Wang, Weidong Xu, Hua Wang, FengJun Xiao, Zhigang Bai, Hongwei Yao, Xuemei Ma, Lan Jin, Chu-Tse Wu, Prem Seth, Zhongtao Zhang, Lisheng Wang
In advanced and metastatic stages of colorectal cancer (CRC), reduced sensitivity to conventional strategies is still a major obstacle to successful treatments. Decorin is an important regulator in the development and progression of various cancers. To examine if CRC patients have altered decorin levels, expression of decorin and its target genes, Met and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) were analyzed in their tumors. Compared to normal tissues, decorin expression was reduced in CRC patients' tumors, while, there were increased Met and VEGFA levels...
May 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529568/a-different-representation-of-natural-t-cells-and-natural-killer-cells-between-tumor-infiltrating-and-periphery-lymphocytes-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Xiao-Feng Li, Dong Dai, Xiu-Yu Song, Jian-Jing Liu, Lei Zhu, Xiang Zhu, Wenchao Ma, Wengui Xu
Natural T cells [cluster of differentiation (CD) 3(+)CD56(+)] and natural killer (NK) cells (CD3(-)CD56(+)) are particularly abundant in the human liver and serve an important role in immune responses in the liver. The aim of the present study was to extensively determine the phenotypic and functional characteristics of natural T and NK cells in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Tumorous and non-tumorous tissue infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs and NILs, respectively) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were obtained to determine the frequency and phenotype of natural T/NK cells by a multicolor fluorescence activated cell sorting analysis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507795/digital-analysis-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-the-signature-of-rejection-in-colorectal-cancer
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Viktor H Koelzer, Lena Sokol, Stefan Zahnd, Lucine Christe, Heather Dawson, Martin D Berger, Daniel Inderbitzin, Inti Zlobec, Alessandro Lugli
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). Tumor immune rejection has been previously linked to the activation of the interferon-stimulated genes (ISG) STAT1, IRF-5 and IRF-1. Specific immunoregulatory microRNAs (miRNAs) may impact the expression of these ISG in the tumor microenvironment. In this translational study, we develop a digital image analysis protocol to identify the ISG-gene expression signature and investigate miRNA expression in the immediate environment of invading cancer cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506896/neurodevelopmental-macpfs-the-vertebrate-astrotactins-and-brinps
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REVIEW
Susan R Berkowicz, Aminah Giousoh, Phillip I Bird
Astrotactins (ASTNs) and Bone morphogenetic protein/retinoic acid inducible neural-specific proteins (BRINPs) are two groups of Membrane Attack Complex/Perforin (MACPF) superfamily proteins that show overlapping expression in the devel oping and mature vertebrate nervous system. ASTN(1-2) and BRINP(1-3) genes are found at conserved loci in humans that have been implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs).
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506893/macpf-cdc-proteins-in-development-insights-from-drosophila-torso-like
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REVIEW
Travis K Johnson, Michelle A Henstridge, Coral G Warr
The Membrane Attack Complex Perforin-like/Cholesterol-Dependent Cytolysin (MACPF) superfamily is an ancient and biologically diverse group of proteins that are best known for pore-forming roles in mammalian immunity and bacterial pathogenesis. Intriguingly, however, some eukaryotic proteins which contain the MACPF domain that defines this family do not act in attack or defence, and instead have distinct developmental functions. It remains unclear whether these proteins function via pore formation or have a different mechanism of action...
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501938/zoledronic-acid-renders-human-m1-and-m2-macrophages-susceptible-to-v%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-a-perforin-dependent-manner
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Daniel W Fowler, John Copier, Angus G Dalgleish, Mark D Bodman-Smith
Vδ2(+) T cells are a subpopulation of γδ T cells in humans that are cytotoxic towards cells which accumulate isopentenyl pyrophosphate. The nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid (ZA), can induce tumour cell lines to accumulate isopentenyl pyrophosphate, thus rendering them more susceptible to Vδ2(+) T cell cytotoxicity. However, little is known about whether ZA renders other, non-malignant cell types susceptible. In this study we focussed on macrophages (Mϕs), as these cells have been shown to take up ZA...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498408/induction-of-il-17-production-from-human-peripheral-blood-cd4-cells-by-asbestos-exposure
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Megumi Maeda, Ying Chen, Suni Lee, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Kei Yoshitome, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Shoko Yamamoto, Tamayo Hatayama, Miho Ikeda, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Takemi Otsuki
We have previously reported that chronic, recurrent and low-dose exposure to asbestos fibers causes a reduction in antitumor immunity. Investigation of natural killer (NK) cells using an in vitro cell line model and comprising in vitro activation using freshly isolated NK cells co-cultured with chrysotile fibers, as well as NK cells derived from asbestos-exposed patients with pleural plaque (PP) or malignant mesothelioma (MM), revealed decreased expression of NK cell activating receptors such as NKG2D, 2B4 and NKp46...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495958/maternal-torso-like-coordinates-tissue-folding-during-drosophila-gastrulation
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Travis K Johnson, Karyn A Moore, James C Whisstock, Coral G Warr
The rapid and orderly folding of epithelial tissue during developmental processes such as gastrulation requires the precise coordination of changes in cell shape. Here, we report that the perforin-like protein Torso-like (Tsl), the key extracellular determinant for Drosophila embryonic terminal patterning, also functions to control epithelial morphogenesis. We find that tsl null mutants display a ventral cuticular hole phenotype that is independent of the loss of terminal structures, and arises as a consequence of mesoderm invagination defects...
May 11, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488272/pathophysiological-characteristics-of-preproinsulin-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-subjects-with-juvenile-onset-and-adult-onset-type-1-diabetes-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Mahinder Paul, Darshan Badal, Neenu Jacob, Devi Dayal, Rakesh Kumar, Anil Bhansali, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Naresh Sachdeva
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Among the beta-cell associated antigens, preproinsulin (PPI) has been shown to play a key role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). PPI-specific autoreactive CD8+ T cells emerge early during beta-cell destruction and persist in peripheral circulation during diabetes progression. However, the influence of insulin therapy on phenotype of autoreactive CD8+ T cells in T1D including, juvenile-onset T1D (JOT1D), and adult-onset T1D (AOT1D) is not yet known. METHODS: We followed the time course of PPI-specific CD8+ T cells in JOT1D and AOT1D subjects that achieved glycemic control after 1 year of insulin therapy, using major histocompatibility complex-I (MHC-I) dextramers by flow cytometry...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484464/altered-natural-killer-cell-function-in-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants
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Christiana Smith, Emilie Jalbert, Volia de Almeida, Jennifer Canniff, Laurel L Lenz, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Rachel A Cohen, Qilu Yu, Fabiana R Amaral, Jorge Pinto, Jorge O Alarcon, George Siberry, Adriana Weinberg
OBJECTIVES: HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants have higher rates of severe and fatal infections compared with HIV-unexposed (HUU) infants, likely due to immune perturbations. We hypothesized that alterations in natural killer (NK) cell activity might occur in HEU infants and predispose them to severe infections. DESIGN: Case-control study using cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) at birth and 6 months from HEU infants enrolled from 2002 to 2009 and HUU infants enrolled from 2011 to 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484224/suppression-of-autoimmune-demyelinating-disease-by-preferential-stimulation-of-cns-specific-cd8-t-cells-using-listeria-encoded-neuroantigen
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Farah R Itani, Sushmita Sinha, Ashley A Brate, Lecia L Pewe, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, John T Harty, Nitin J Karandikar
CD8 T-cells predominate in CNS lesions of MS patients and display oligoclonal expansion. However, the role of myelin-specific CD8 T-cells in disease remains unclear, with studies showing protective and pathogenic roles in EAE. We demonstrated a disease-suppressive function for CNS-specific CD8 T-cells in a model where the antigen is exogenously administered in vivo and used for in vitro activation. To probe the nature of the CD8 response elicited by endogenously presented myelin antigens in vivo, we developed a novel approach utilizing infection with Listeria monocytogenes (LM) encoding proteolipid protein peptide (PLP) amino acids 178-191 (LM-PLP)...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483458/killer-cells-in-atherosclerosis
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Tin Kyaw, Peter Tipping, Ban-Hock Toh, Alex Bobik
Cytotoxic lymphocytes (killer cells) play a critical role in host defence mechanisms, protecting against infections and in tumour surveillance. They can also exert detrimental effects in chronic inflammatory disorders and in autoimmune diseases. Tissue cell death and necrosis are prominent features of advanced atherosclerotic lesions including vulnerable/unstable lesions which are largely responsible for most heart attacks and strokes. Evidence for accumulation of killer cells in both human and mouse lesions together with their cytotoxic potential strongly suggest that these cells contribute to cell death and necrosis in lesions leading to vulnerable plaque development and potentially plaque rupture...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477372/adcc-employing-an-nk-cell-line-hank-expressing-the-high-affinity-cd16-allele-with-avelumab-an-anti-pd-l1-antibody
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Caroline Jochems, James W Hodge, Massimo Fantini, Kwong Y Tsang, Amanda J Vandeveer, James L Gulley, Jeffrey Schlom
NK-92 cells, and their derivative, designated aNK, were obtained from a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Prior clinical studies employing adoptively transferred irradiated aNK cells have provided evidence of clinical benefit and an acceptable safety. aNK cells have now been engineered to express IL-2 and the high affinity (ha) CD16 allele (designated haNK). Avelumab is a human IgG1 anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody, which has shown evidence of clinical activity in a range of human tumors. Prior in vitro studies have shown that avelumab has the ability to mediate antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) of human tumor cells when combined with NK cells...
May 6, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475007/tim-3-plays-a-more-important-role-than-pd-1-in-the-functional-impairments-of-cytotoxic-t-cells-of-malignant-schwannomas
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Zhao Li, Xiaobing Liu, Rongbin Guo, Pengfei Wang
Cancer immunotherapy using cytotoxic T cells demonstrates dramatic survival benefits in lymphomas, but its efficacy in solid tumors is limited. Here, we investigated the possibility of using cytotoxic T cells to treat malignant Schwannoma, a rare but aggressive nerve sheath tumor, by examining the native T-cell immunity in the host. We found that compared to CD8(+) T cells from healthy controls or benign Schwannoma patients, the CD8(+) T cells from malignant Schwannoma patients were present at normal frequencies but were substantially enriched with PD-1(-)TIM-3(+) and PD-1(+)TIM-3(+) cells...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471021/syntaxin-4-mediates-endosome-recycling-for-lytic-granule-exocytosis-in-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes
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Waldo A Spessott, Maria L Sanmillan, Vineet V Kulkarni, Margaret E McCormick, Claudio G Giraudo
Adaptive and innate immunity utilize the perforin-killing pathway to eliminate virus-infected or cancer cells. Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) and Natural Killer cells mediate this process by releasing toxic proteins at the contact area with target cells known as immunological synapse (IS). Formation of a stable IS and exocytosis of toxic proteins requires persistent fusion of Rab11a recycling endosomes with the plasma membrane (PM) that may assure the delivery of key effector proteins. Despite the importance of the recycling endosomal compartment, the membrane fusion proteins that control this process at the IS remain elusive...
May 4, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458669/differences-in-granule-morphology-yet-equally-impaired-exocytosis-among-cytotoxic-t-cells-and-nk-cells-from-chediak-higashi-syndrome-patients
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Samuel C C Chiang, Stephanie M Wood, Bianca Tesi, Himmet Haluk Akar, Waleed Al-Herz, Sandra Ammann, Fatma Burcu Belen, Umran Caliskan, Zühre Kaya, Kai Lehmberg, Turkan Patiroglu, Huseyin Tokgoz, Ayşegül Ünüvar, Wendy J Introne, Jan-Inge Henter, Magnus Nordenskjöld, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Marie Meeths, Stephan Ehl, Konrad Krzewski, Yenan T Bryceson
Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is caused by autosomal recessive mutations in LYST, resulting in enlarged lysosomal compartments in multiple cell types. CHS patients display oculocutaneous albinism and may develop life-threatening hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). While NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity has been reported to be uniformly defective, variable defects in T cell-mediated cytotoxicity has been observed. The latter has been linked to the degree of HLH susceptibility. Since the discrepancies in NK cell- and T cell-mediated cellular cytotoxicity might result from differences in regulation of cytotoxic granule release, we here evaluated perforin-containing secretory lysosome size and number in freshly isolated lymphocytes from CHS patients and furthermore compared their exocytic capacities...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445856/procyanidin-a-kind-of-biological-flavonoid-induces-protective-anti-tumor-immunity-and-protects-mice-from-lethal-b16f10-challenge
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Lina Zhang, Shuang Wang, Zeyuan Liu, Li Zhang, Shanzheng Wang, Bin Wang
Recently, increasing evidences show that procyanidin (PC) modulate immune responses in human. To evaluate adjuvant effects of PC on vaccine immune modulation and anti-tumor activity, we formulated PC with B16F10 tumor antigen as tumor vaccine to immune C57BL/6 mice and used intramuscular injection before challenge with tumor B16F10 cells. Our results revealed that PC enhanced T cell-mediated immune responses both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, the B16F10 tumor vaccine induced some degree of anti-tumor effects as evaluated by the inhibition of tumor growth and the prolongation of survival...
April 23, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441851/-quantities-and-function-of-nk-cells-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
#18
Y J Zhang, W Qu, H Liu, Y H Wang, C Y Liu, L J Li, H Q Wang, R Fu, L M Xing, Z H Shao
Objective: To investigate natural killer (NK) cell quantities and function in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) . Methods: A total of 66 ITP patients (34 newly diagnosed and 32 in complete remission) were collected from September 2015 to May 2016 in Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, and 30 healthy volunteers were recruited as controls. The percentages of NK cells and their subsets in peripheral blood, the expression of activating receptor (NKp44), inhibitory receptor (NKG2A) and CD16, perforin and granzyme β were detected by flow cytometry...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438315/tgf-%C3%AE-1-improving-abnormal-pregnancy-outcomes-induced-by-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-regulating-nkg2d-dap10-and-killer-subset-of-decidual-nk-cells
#19
Xiaoyan Xu, Jian Zhang, Shaowei Zhan, Zhidan Li, Xianbing Liu, Haixia Zhang, Yuzhu Jiang, Xuemei Hu
Our current aim was to investigate whether injection of TGF-β1 played an important role in improving abnormal pregnancy outcomes with T. gondii infection and how the TGF-β1 regulated. Results showed that TGF-β1 exhibited improved pregnancy outcomes induced by T. gondii infection. dNK cytotoxicity was increased with T. gondii infection while decreased with TGF-β1 treatment. dNK cytotoxicity related NKG2D/DAP10 expression, perforin, granzyme, IFN-γ and killer subsets were all increased with T. gondii infection while decreased after TGF-β1 treatment...
April 18, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431214/interferon-%C3%AE-released-by-activated-cd8-t-lymphocytes-impairs-the-calcium-resorption-potential-of-osteoclasts-in-calcified-human-aortic-valves
#20
Edit Nagy, Yang Lei, Eduardo Martínez-Martínez, Simon C Body, Florian Schlotter, Michael Creager, Alexander Assmann, Kamal Khabbaz, Peter Libby, Göran K Hansson, Elena Aikawa
In calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), activated T lymphocytes localize with osteoclast regions; however, the functional consequences of this association remain unknown. We hypothesized that CD8(+) T cells modulate calcification in CAVD. CAVD valves (n = 52) dissected into noncalcified and calcified portions were subjected to mRNA extraction, real-time quantitative PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immunohistochemical analyses. Compared with noncalcified portions, calcified regions exhibited elevated transcripts for CD8, interferon (IFN)-γ, CXCL9, Perforin 1, Granzyme B, and heat shock protein 60...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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