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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922687/immature-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-a-bridge-between-inflammation-and-cancer-review
#1
Caterina Musolino, Alessandro Allegra, Govanni Pioggia, Sebastiano Gangemi
Chronic inflammation is considered to be one of the hallmarks of tumor initiation and progression. Changes occurring in the microenvironment of progressing tumors resemble the process of chronic inflammation, which begins with ischemia followed by interstitial and cellular edema, appearance of immune cells, growth of blood vessels and tissue repair, and development of inflammatory infiltrates. Moreover, long‑term production and accumulation of inflammatory factors lead to local and systemic immunosuppression associated with cancer progression...
December 5, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905838/engineering-hiv-specific-immunity-with-chimeric-antigen-receptors
#2
Scott G Kitchen, Jerome A Zack
HIV remains a highly important public health and clinical issue despite many recent advances in attempting to develop a cure, which has remained elusive for most people infected with HIV. HIV disease can be controlled with pharmacologic therapies; however, these treatments are expensive, may have severe side effects, and are not curative. Consequently, an improved means to control or eliminate HIV replication is needed. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) play a critical role in controlling viral replication and are an important part in the ability of the immune response to eradicate most viral infections...
December 2016: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903797/accumulation-of-pol-mutations-selected-by-hla-b-52-01-c-12-02-protective-haplotype-restricted-ctls-causes-low-plasma-viral-load-due-to-low-viral-fitness-of-mutant-viruses
#3
Hayato Murakoshi, Madoka Koyanagi, Takayuki Chikata, Mohammad Arif Rahman, Nozomi Kuse, Keiko Sakai, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Shinichi Oka, Masafumi Takiguchi
: HLA-B*52:01-C*12:02, which is the most abundant haplotype in Japan, has a protective effect on disease progression in HIV-1-infected Japanese individuals, whereas HLA-B*57 and -B*27 protective alleles are very rare in Japan. A previous study on HLA-associated polymorphisms demonstrated that the number of HLA-B*52:01-associated mutations at four Pol positions was inversely correlated with plasma viral load (pVL) in HLA-B*52:01-negative individuals, suggesting that the transmission of HIV-1 with these mutations could modulate the pVL in the population...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903451/fatty-acid-synthase-plays-a-positive-role-in-shrimp-immune-responses-against-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-infection
#4
Hongliang Zuo, Jiefeng Gao, Jia Yuan, Hengwei Deng, Linwei Yang, Shaoping Weng, Jianguo He, Xiaopeng Xu
Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is an important enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of fatty acids. In this study, the role of the FAS gene from pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (LvFAS) in immune responses against Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection was studied. The expression of LvFAS could be up-regulated upon infection of V. parahaemolyticus and stimulation of lipopolysaccharide and poly (I:C). The promoter of LvFAS was predicted to harbor a NF-κB binding site and dual-luciferase reporter assays demonstrated that the NF-κB family proteins Relish, sRelish and Dorsal could activate the transcription of LvFAS...
November 27, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901642/a-generic-rna-pulsed-dc-based-approach-for-developing-therapeutic-intervention-against-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#5
Rajeev K Tyagi, Rajesh Parmar, Naisargee Patel
The recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma of head-and-neck cancers pathology showed unique symptoms and clinical characteristics. The complexity of pathology poses challenges for developing therapeutic interventional approaches against nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The conventional treatment regimens offer limited local control and survival, which, leads to adverse delayed complications. Our study present a generic monocyte derived dendritic cell (MoDC) vaccine strategy for NPC in which RNA is used as a source of tumor-associated antigens (TAAgs)...
November 30, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896523/a-cd57-ctl-degranulation-assay-effectively-identifies-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-type-3-patients
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Masayuki Hori, Takahiro Yasumi, Saeko Shimodera, Hirofumi Shibata, Eitaro Hiejima, Hirotsugu Oda, Kazushi Izawa, Tomoki Kawai, Masataka Ishimura, Naoko Nakano, Ryutaro Shirakawa, Ryuta Nishikomori, Hidetoshi Takada, Satoshi Morita, Hisanori Horiuchi, Osamu Ohara, Eiichi Ishii, Toshio Heike
PURPOSE: Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 3 (FHL3) is a genetic disorder that results in immune dysregulation. It requires prompt and accurate diagnosis. A natural killer (NK) cell degranulation assay is often used to screen for FHL3 patients. However, we recently encountered two cases of late-onset FHL3 carrying novel UNC13D missense mutations: in these cases, the degranulation assays using freshly isolated and interleukin (IL)-2-activated NK cells yielded contradictory results...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895776/establishment-of-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-culture-system-and-its-inhibitory-effect-on-ovarian-cancer
#7
Mingxing Sui, Lihui Si, Tianmin Xu, Manhua Cui
The present study aimed to establish a novel method for efficiently inducing cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro, in order to develop an immune-based therapy for suppressing and killing ovarian cancer cells with a high safety and efficacy. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were stimulated with CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpGODN) and ginsenoside Rg1, which were united as an immune adjuvant, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu) antigen peptide, in order to establish a specific CTL culture system in vitro...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893842/t-cell-receptor-v%C3%AE-staining-identifies-the-malignant-clone-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-and-reveals-killing-of-leukemia-cells-by-autologous-cd8-t-cells
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Aileen G Rowan, Aviva Witkover, Anat Melamed, Yuetsu Tanaka, Lucy B M Cook, Paul Fields, Graham P Taylor, Charles R M Bangham
There is growing evidence that CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses can contribute to long-term remission of many malignancies. The etiological agent of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL), human T lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1), contains highly immunogenic CTL epitopes, but ATL patients typically have low frequencies of cytokine-producing HTLV-1-specific CD8+ cells in the circulation. It remains unclear whether patients with ATL possess CTLs that can kill the malignant HTLV-1 infected clone. Here we used flow cytometric staining of TCRVβ and cell adhesion molecule-1 (CADM1) to identify monoclonal populations of HTLV-1-infected T cells in the peripheral blood of patients with ATL...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893426/sublethal-exposure-to-alpha-radiation-223ra-dichloride-enhances-various-carcinomas-sensitivity-to-lysis-by-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-through-calreticulin-mediated-immunogenic-modulation
#9
Anthony S Malamas, Sofia R Gameiro, Karin M Knudson, James W Hodge
Radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo®; 223Ra) is an alpha-emitting radiopharmaceutical FDA-approved for the treatment of bone metastases in patients with advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer. It is also being examined clinically in patients with breast and lung carcinoma and patients with multiple myeloma. As with other forms of radiation, the aim of 223Ra is to reduce tumor burden by directly killing tumor cells. External beam (photon) and proton radiation have been shown to augment tumor sensitivity to antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs)...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889516/lenalidomide-enhances-the-function-of-dendritic-cells-generated-from-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#10
Manh-Cuong Vo, Truc Anh-NguyenThi, Hyun-Ju Lee, Thanh-Nhan Nguyen-Pham, Thangaraj Jaya Lakshmi, Sung-Hoon Jung, Hyeoung-Joon Kim, Je-Jung Lee
Lenalidomide (LEN) has been used as an immunomodulatory drug with direct and indirect anti-tumor effects. In this study, we evaluated the effect of LEN on the differentiation, maturation, and function of dendritic cells (DCs) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) in vitro. Various doses of LEN were added after the monocytes had differentiated into immature DCs (imDCs) and activated into mature DCs (mDCs). LEN (5 μg/mL) was the optimal concentration to promote differentiation and maturation of DCs. imDCs treated with LEN showed enhanced endocytic capacity...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884493/initial-genetic-dissection-of-serum-neuroactive-steroids-following-chronic-intermittent-ethanol-across-bxd-mouse-strains
#11
Patrizia Porcu, Todd K O'Buckley, Marcelo F Lopez, Howard C Becker, Michael F Miles, Robert W Williams, A Leslie Morrow
Neuroactive steroids modulate alcohol's impact on brain function and behavior. Ethanol exposure alters neuroactive steroid levels in rats, humans, and some mouse strains. We conducted an exploratory analysis of the neuroactive steroids (3α,5α)-3-hydroxypregnan-20-one (3α,5α-THP), (3α,5α)-3,21-dihydroxypregnan-20-one (3α,5α-THDOC), and pregnenolone across 126-158 individuals and 19 fully inbred strains belonging to the BXD family, which were subjected to air exposure, or chronic intermittent ethanol (CIE) exposure...
November 10, 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881704/generation-of-a-novel-hla-class-i-transgenic-mouse-model-carrying-a-knock-in-mutation-at-the-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-locus
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Naomoto Harada, Satoshi Fukaya, Hiroshi Wada, Risa Goto, Toshihiro Osada, Akira Gomori, Koichi Ikizawa, Motomu Sakuragi, Nobuyuki Oda
We generated a series of monochain HLA class I knock-in (KI) mouse strains, in which a chimeric HLA class I molecule (α1/α2 domain of HLA-A*0201, HLA-A*0301, HLA-A*2402, or HLA-A*3101 and α3 domain of H-2D(b)) was covalently linked with 15 aa to human β2-microglobulin (β2m) and introduced into the endogenous mouse β2m locus. In homozygous KI mice, mouse β2m gene disruption resulted in loss of the endogenous H-2 class I molecules and reduction in the peripheral CD8(+) T cell population that was partially restored by monochain HLA class I expression...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880732/ceramide-activates-lysosomal-cathepsin-b-and-cathepsin-d-to-attenuate-autophagy-and-induces-er-stress-to-suppress-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#13
Feiyan Liu, Xia Li, Chunwan Lu, Aiping Bai, Jacek Bielawski, Alicja Bielawska, Brendan Marshall, Patricia V Schoenlein, Iryna O Lebedyeva, Kebin Liu
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are immune suppressive cells that are hallmarks of human cancer. MDSCs inhibit cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and NK cell functions to promote tumor immune escape and progression, and therefore are considered key targets in cancer immunotherapy. Recent studies determined a key role of the apoptosis pathways in tumor-induced MDSC homeostasis and it is known that ceramide plays a key role in regulation of mammalian cell apoptosis. In this study, we aimed to determine the efficacy and underlying molecular mechanism of ceramide in suppression of MDSCs...
November 17, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876704/pancreatic-carcinoma-specific-immunotherapy-using-novel-tumor-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells
#14
Jianjun Lei, Zheng Wu, Zhengdong Jiang, Jiahui Li, Liang Zong, Xin Chen, Wanxing Duan, Qinhong Xu, Lun Zhang, Liang Han, Qingyong Ma, Zheng Wang, Dong Zhang
Pancreatic cancer represents one of the most lethal human cancers. Investigation of the effective targeting to the tumor cells is essential for both primary tumors and metastases. Tumor specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) have recently been considered to be the attractive vehicles for delivering therapeutic agents toward various tumor diseases. This study was to explore the distribution pattern of CTL carrying the lentiviral vectors with the characteristic of adenoviral E1 gene under the control of the cell activation-dependent CD40 ligand promoter (Lenti/hCD40L/E1AB)...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873494/identificaiton-of-novel-immunogenic-human-papillomavirus-type-16-e7-specific-epitopes-restricted-to-hla-a-33-03-for-cervical-cancer-immunotherapy
#15
Sunghoon Kim, Hye Won Chung, Hoon Young Kong, Jong Baeck Lim
PURPOSE: To identify new immunogenic HLA-A*33;03-restricted epitopes from the human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 E7 protein for immunotherapy against cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We synthesized fourteen overlapping 15-amino acid peptides and measured intracellular interferon-γ (IFN-γ) production in PBMC and CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) after sensitization with these peptides using flow cytometry and ELISpot assay. The immunogenicity of epitopes was verified using a ⁵¹Cr release assay with SNU1299 cells...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873282/ebv-directed-t-cell-therapeutics-for-ebv-associated-lymphomas
#16
Lauren P McLaughlin, Stephen Gottschalk, Cliona M Rooney, Catherine M Bollard
Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a human gamma herpes virus that establishes latency in B cells after primary infection. EBV generally only causes a mild, self-limiting viral illness but is also associated with several malignancies including posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder in the immunosuppressed host as well as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the immune competent host. The expression of EBV antigens by lymphoma has important applications as targets for adoptive T cell therapy. However, as many lymphomas only express subdominant EBV antigens that are less immunogenic, novel strategies are needed to manufacture EBV-specific T cell products specific for Latent Membrane Protein 1 (LMP1) and LMP2, which are expressed in lymphomas with type II and III latency...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861544/the-clinical-significance-of-cd169-positive-lymph-node-macrophage-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#17
Takuya Shiota, Yuko Miyasato, Koji Ohnishi, Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki, Yutaka Yamamoto, Hirotaka Iwase, Motohiro Takeya, Yoshihiro Komohara
The immune status of patients can impact on the clinical course of cancer. Lymph node (LN) macrophages play critical roles in anti-cancer immunity via the activation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs). In this study, the prognostic significance of CD169+ LN macrophages was examined in patients with breast cancer. For this purpose the number of CD169+ cells and their ratio relative to total macrophages (CD68+) in regional LNs (RLNs), as well as the number of CD8+ CTLs in tumor tissues, were investigated using immunohistochemistry of paraffin-embedded tissue samples from 146 patients with breast cancer...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834952/double-stranded-rna-promotes-ctl-independent-tumor-cytolysis-mediated-by-cd11b-ly6g-intratumor-myeloid-cells-through-the-ticam-1-signaling-pathway
#18
Hiroaki Shime, Misako Matsumoto, Tsukasa Seya
PolyI:C, a synthetic double-stranded RNA analog, acts as an immune-enhancing adjuvant that regresses tumors in cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-dependent and CTL-independent manner, the latter of which remains largely unknown. Tumors contain CD11b(+)Ly6G(+) cells, known as granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (G-MDSCs) or tumor-associated neutrophils (TANs) that play a critical role in tumor progression and development. Here, we demonstrate that CD11b(+)Ly6G(+) cells respond to polyI:C and exhibit tumoricidal activity in an EL4 tumor implant model...
November 11, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834949/direct-interaction-of-human-serum-proteins-with-aav-virions-to-enhance-aav-transduction-immediate-impact-on-clinical-applications
#19
M Wang, J Sun, A Crosby, K Woodard, M L Hirsch, R J Samulski, C Li
Recent hemophilia B clinical trials using adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery have demonstrated much lower coagulation factor IX (FIX) production in patients compared with the high levels observed in animal models and AAV capsid-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte response elicited at high doses of AAV vectors. These results emphasize the necessity to explore effective approaches for enhancement of AAV transduction. Initially, we found that incubation of all AAV vectors with human serum enhanced AAV transduction...
December 1, 2016: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830541/achievement-of-disease-control-with-donor-derived-eb-virus-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells-after-allogeneic-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-for-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia
#20
Shojiro Haji, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Takamitsu Matsushima, Akiko Takamatsu, Mariko Tsuda, Yasuhiro Tsukamoto, Emi Tanaka, Hirofumi Ohno, Eriko Fujioka, Yuriko Ishikawa, Ken-Ichi Imadome, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Aggressive NK-cell leukemia (ANKL) is characterized by systemic infiltration of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated natural killer cells and poor prognosis. We report a case of ANKL in which EBV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) were induced. A 41-year-old male suffered from fever, pancytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly. The number of abnormal large granular lymphocytes in the bone marrow was increased and the cells were positive for CD56 and EBV-encoded small nuclear RNAs. The patient was diagnosed with ANKL and achieved a complete response following intensive chemotherapy...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
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