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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923633/changes-in-dna-methylation-of-glucocorticoid-induced-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-and-its-ligand-in-liver-transplantation
#1
W Wang, G Ji, Y Chen, J Wang, J Sun, G Tang, Z Xie, H Zhao, G Liu, S Tan, G Chen, H Xue
Liver transplantation (LT) is the criterion standard of care in patients with end-stage liver disease and those with tumors of hepatic origin in the setting of liver dysfunction. Chronic immune rejection of the liver transplant can lead to bad prognosis for patients. Glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor (GITR) play a key role in dominant immunologic self-tolerance maintained by CD25+/CD4+ regulatory T cells. Here, we investigated the DNA methylation variations of GITR and GITR ligand (GITRL) using pyrosequencing by analyzing blood DNA samples of patients after LT...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871258/distinctive-surface-glycosylation-patterns-associated-with-mouse-and-human-cd4-regulatory-t-cells-and-their-suppressive-function
#2
Joana Cabral, Shirley A Hanley, Jared Q Gerlach, Neil O'Leary, Stephen Cunningham, Thomas Ritter, Rhodri Ceredig, Lokesh Joshi, Matthew D Griffin
Regulatory T-cells (Treg) are essential for maintaining immune homeostasis and tolerance. Surface glycosylation is ubiquitous on mammalian cells and regulates diverse biological processes. While it is currently well accepted that surface glycan expression influences multiple aspects of T-cell function, little is known about the relevance of glycosylation to Treg biology. This study aimed to profile the surface glycosylation characteristics of Treg in various lymphoid compartments of mouse and in human peripheral blood with comparison to non-regulatory, conventional CD4(+) T-cells (Tconv)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847007/homeostatic-control-of-metabolic-and-functional-fitness-of-treg-cells-by-lkb1-signalling
#3
Kai Yang, Daniel Bastardo Blanco, Geoffrey Neale, Peter Vogel, Julian Avila, Clary B Clish, Chuan Wu, Sharad Shrestha, Sherri Rankin, Lingyun Long, Anil Kc, Hongbo Chi
Regulatory T cells (Treg cells) have a pivotal role in the establishment and maintenance of immunological self-tolerance and homeostasis. Transcriptional programming of regulatory mechanisms facilitates the functional activation of Treg cells in the prevention of diverse types of inflammatory responses. It remains unclear how Treg cells orchestrate their homeostasis and interplay with environmental signals. Here we show that liver kinase B1 (LKB1) programs the metabolic and functional fitness of Treg cells in the control of immune tolerance and homeostasis...
August 31, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842469/a20-restrains-thymic-regulatory-t-cell-development
#4
Julius Clemens Fischer, Vera Otten, Maike Kober, Christoph Drees, Marc Rosenbaum, Martina Schmickl, Simon Heidegger, Rudi Beyaert, Geert van Loo, Xian Chang Li, Christian Peschel, Marc Schmidt-Supprian, Tobias Haas, Silvia Spoerl, Hendrik Poeck
Maintaining immune tolerance requires the production of Foxp3-expressing regulatory T (Treg) cells in the thymus. Activation of NF-κB transcription factors is critically required for Treg cell development, partly via initiating Foxp3 expression. NF-κB activation is controlled by a negative feedback regulation through the ubiquitin editing enzyme A20, which reduces proinflammatory signaling in myeloid cells and B cells. In naive CD4(+) T cells, A20 prevents kinase RIPK3-dependent necroptosis. Using mice deficient for A20 in T lineage cells, we show that thymic and peripheral Treg cell compartments are quantitatively enlarged because of a cell-intrinsic developmental advantage of A20-deficient thymic Treg differentiation...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833201/dynamics-of-regulatory-t-cells-tregs-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Sadhna Aggarwal, Suresh C Sharma, Satya N Das
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The immune dysfunction in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients is one of the major factors for growth and dissemination of tumor affecting disease-free survival. METHODS: The phenotypic and functional characteristics of Regulatory T (Treg ) CD4(+) CD25(+) FoxP3(+) subsets in OSCC patients were assessed by multicolor flow cytometry and its effector component (TGF-β) by Western blot and qRT-PCR. RESULTS: An increased (P < 0...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833046/ahr-activation-increases-il-2-production-by-alloresponding-cd4-t-cells-initiating-the-differentiation-of-mucosal-homing-tim3-lag3-tr1-cells
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Allison K Ehrlich, Jamie M Pennington, Susan Tilton, Xisheng Wang, Nikki B Marshall, Diana Rohlman, Castle Funatake, Sumit Punj, Edmond O'Donnell, Zhen Yu, Siva K Kolluri, Nancy I Kerkvliet
Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) by immunosuppressive ligands promotes the development of regulatory T (Treg) cells. Although AhR-induced Foxp3(+) Treg cells have been well studied, much less is known about the development and fate of AhR-induced Type 1 Treg (AhR-Tr1) cells. In the current study, we identified the unique transcriptional and functional changes in murine CD4(+) T cells that accompany the differentiation of AhR-Tr1 cells during the CD4(+) T-cell-dependent phase of an allospecific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (allo-CTL) response...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815044/agonist-anti-gitr-antibody-significantly-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-listeria-monocytogenes-based-immunotherapy
#7
Rajeev Shrimali, Shamim Ahmad, Zuzana Berrong, Grigori Okoev, Adelaida Matevosyan, Ghazaleh Shoja E Razavi, Robert Petit, Seema Gupta, Mikayel Mkrtichyan, Samir N Khleif
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that in addition to generating an antigen-specific immune response, Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)-based immunotherapy significantly reduces the ratio of regulatory T cells (Tregs)/CD4(+) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in the tumor microenvironment. Since Lm-based immunotherapy is able to inhibit the immune suppressive environment, we hypothesized that combining this treatment with agonist antibody to a co-stimulatory receptor that would further boost the effector arm of immunity will result in significant improvement of anti-tumor efficacy of treatment...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808483/therapeutic-immune-monitoring-of-cd4-cd25-t-cells-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-treated-with-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#8
Ziyuan Lu, Na Xu, Xuan Zhou, Guanlun Gao, Lin Li, Jixian Huang, Yuling Li, Qisi Lu, Bolin He, Chengyun Pan, Xiaoli Liu
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib, are effective forms of therapy for various types of solid cancers and Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) chronic myeloid leukemia. A number of TKIs have been known to have strong effects on T cells, particularly cluster of differentiation (CD) 4(+)CD25(+) T cells, also known as regulatory T cells (Tregs). There is currently a deficit in the available clinical data regarding this area of study. In the present study, a total of 108 peripheral blood samples were collected from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) at diagnosis (n=31), and at 3 and 6 months following treatment with TKI [imatinib (n=12), dasatinib (n=11) and nilotinib groups (n=8)] and healthy controls (n=15)...
August 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807056/agonist-anti-gitr-antibody-significantly-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-listeria-monocytogenes-based-immunotherapy
#9
Rajeev Shrimali, Shamim Ahmad, Zuzana Berrong, Grigori Okoev, Adelaida Matevosyan, Ghazaleh Shoja E Razavi, Robert Petit, Seema Gupta, Mikayel Mkrtichyan, Samir N Khleif
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that in addition to generating an antigen-specific immune response, Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)-based immunotherapy significantly reduces the ratio of regulatory T cells (Tregs)/CD4(+) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in the tumor microenvironment. Since Lm-based immunotherapy is able to inhibit the immune suppressive environment, we hypothesized that combining this treatment with agonist antibody to a co-stimulatory receptor that would further boost the effector arm of immunity will result in significant improvement of anti-tumor efficacy of treatment...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
#10
Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771603/expression-of-pd-l1-and-other-immunotherapeutic-targets-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors
#11
Kathryn C Arbour, Jarushka Naidoo, Keith E Steele, Ai Ni, Andre L Moreira, Natasha Rekhtman, Paul B Robbins, Joyson Karakunnel, Andreas Rimner, James Huang, Gregory J Riely, Matthew D Hellmann
INTRODUCTION: The thymus is a critical organ for the development of the adaptive immune system and thymic epithelial tumors (TETs; thymomas and thymic carcinomas) are often associated with auto-immune paraneoplastic conditions. However, the immunobiology of TETs is not well described. An evaluation of the tumor microenvironment, with particular focus on expression of immunotherapeutic targets, may facilitate and prioritize development of immunotherapy strategies for patients with TETs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765225/b-cell-requirement-for-robust-regulatory-t-cell-responses-to-friend-retrovirus-infection
#12
Tyler C Moore, Lorena M Gonzaga, Jennifer M Mather, Ronald J Messer, Kim J Hasenkrug
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are immunosuppressive cells of the immune system that control autoimmune reactivity. Tregs also respond during immune reactions to infectious agents in order to limit immunopathological damage from potent effectors such as CD8(+) cytolytic T lymphocytes. We have used the Friend virus (FV) model of retroviral infection in mice to investigate how viral infections induce Tregs. During acute FV infection, there is significant activation and expansion of thymus-derived (natural) Tregs that suppress virus-specific CD8(+) T cell responses...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761757/mechanisms-of-action-and-rationale-for-the-use-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-cancer
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Clemence Granier, Eleonore De Guillebon, Charlotte Blanc, Helene Roussel, Cecile Badoual, Elia Colin, Antonin Saldmann, Alain Gey, Stephane Oudard, Eric Tartour
The large family of costimulatory molecules plays a crucial role in regulation of the immune response. These molecules modulate TCR signalling via phosphorylation cascades. Some of the coinhibitory members of this family, such as PD-1 and CTLA-4, already constitute approved targets in cancer therapy and, since 2011, have opened a new area of antitumour immunotherapy. Many antibodies targeting other inhibitory receptors (Tim-3, VISTA, Lag-3 and so on) or activating costimulatory molecules (OX40, GITR and so on) are under evaluation...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758197/enhanced-immune-modulatory-effects-of-thalidomide-and-dexamethasone-co-treatment-on-t-cell-subsets
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Eun Jee Kim, Jae Geun Lee, Joon Ye Kim, Seung Hwan Song, Dong Jin Joo, Kyu Ha Huh, Myoung Soo Kim, Beom Seok Kim, Yu Seun Kim
Thalidomide (TM) has been reported to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and dexamethasone (DX) is known to reduce inflammation and inhibit production of inflammatory cytokines. Many studies have reported that combinatorial therapy with TM and DX is clinically used to treat multiple myeloma and lupus nephritis, but the mechanism responsible for its effects has not been elucidated. In this study, we determined that TM and DX co-treatment had an enhanced immune-modulatory effect on T cells through regulating the expression of co-stimulatory molecules...
July 31, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680744/intratumoral-delivery-of-tumor-antigen-loaded-dc-and-tumor-primed-cd4-t-cells-combined-with-agonist-%C3%AE-gitr-mab-promotes-durable-cd8-t-cell-dependent-antitumor-immunity
#15
Zuqiang Liu, Xingxing Hao, Yi Zhang, Jiying Zhang, Cara D Carey, Louis D Falo, Walter J Storkus, Zhaoyang You
The progressive tumor microenvironment (TME) coordinately supports tumor cell expansion and metastasis, while it antagonizes the survival and (poly-)functionality of antitumor T effector cells. There remains a clear need to develop novel therapeutic strategies that can transform the TME into a pro-inflammatory niche that recruits and sustains protective immune cell populations. While intravenous treatment with tumor-primed CD4(+) T cells combined with intraperitoneal delivery of agonist anti-glucocorticoid-induced TNF receptor (α-GITR) mAb results in objective antitumor responses in murine early stage disease models, this approach is ineffective against more advanced tumors...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652399/c-rel-and-i%C3%AE%C2%BAbns-govern-common-and-independent-steps-of-regulatory-t-cell-development-from-novel-cd122-expressing-pre-precursors
#16
Marc Schuster, Carlos Plaza-Sirvent, Anne-Marie Matthies, Ulrike Heise, Andreas Jeron, Dunja Bruder, Alexander Visekruna, Jochen Huehn, Ingo Schmitz
Foxp3-expressing regulatory T cells (Tregs) are essential regulators of immune homeostasis and, thus, are prime targets for therapeutic interventions of diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity. c-REL and IκBNS are important regulators of Foxp3 induction in Treg precursors upon γ-chain cytokine stimulation. In c-REL/IκBNS double-deficient mice, Treg numbers were dramatically reduced, indicating that together, c-REL and IκBNS are pivotal for Treg development. However, despite the highly reduced Treg compartment, double-deficient mice did not develop autoimmunity even when aged to more than 1 y, suggesting that c-REL and IκBNS are required for T cell effector function as well...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649380/gitr-ligand-fusion-protein-agonist-enhances-the-tumor-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cell-response-and-leads-to-long-lasting-memory
#17
Nick M Durham, Nick Holoweckyj, Randall S MacGill, Kelly McGlinchey, Ching Ching Leow, Scott H Robbins
BACKGROUND: The expansion of antigen-specific CD8 T cells is important in generating an effective and long-lasting immune response to tumors and viruses. Glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor family-related receptor (GITR) is a co-stimulatory receptor that binds the GITR ligand (GITRL). Agonism of GITR can produce important signals that drive expansion of effector T cell populations. METHODS: We explored two separate murine tumor models, CT26 and TC-1, for responsiveness to GITR Ligand Fusion Protein(GITRL-FP) monotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638937/anti-gitr-antibody-treatment-increases-tcr-repertoire-diversity-of-regulatory-but-not-effector-t-cells-engaged-in-the-immune-response-against-b16-melanoma
#18
Bozena Scirka, Edyta Szurek, Maciej Pietrzak, Grzegorz Rempala, Pawel Kisielow, Leszek Ignatowicz, Arkadiusz Miazek
Crosslinking of glucocorticoid-induced TNF family-related receptor (GITR) with agonist antibodies restores cancer immunity by enhancing effector T cell (Teff) responses while interfering with intra-tumor regulatory T cell (Treg) stability and/or accumulation. However, how anti-GITR antibody infusion changes T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire of Teffs and Tregs engaged in anti-tumor immune response is unclear. Here, we used a transgenic mouse model (TCRmini) where T cells express naturally generated but limited TCR repertoire to trace the fate of individual T cells recognizing B16 melanoma in tumor-bearing mice, treated or non-treated with an anti-GITR monoclonal antibody DTA-1...
June 21, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638727/identification-of-an-immunogenic-neo-epitope-encoded-by-mouse-sarcoma-using-cxcr3-ligand-mrnas-as-sensors
#19
Keisuke Fujii, Yoshihiro Miyahara, Naozumi Harada, Daisuke Muraoka, Mitsuhiro Komura, Rui Yamaguchi, Hideo Yagita, Junko Nakamura, Sahoko Sugino, Satoshi Okumura, Seiya Imoto, Satoru Miyano, Hiroshi Shiku
The CXCR3 ligands CXCL9, 10, and 11 play critical roles in the amplification of immune responses by recruiting CXCR3(+) immune effector cells to the tumor site. Taking advantage of this property of CXCR3 ligands, we aimed to establish a novel approach to identify immunogenic mutated-antigens. We examined the feasibility of using CXCR3 ligand mRNAs as sensors for detection of specific immune responses in human and murine systems. We further investigated whether this approach is applicable for the identification of immunogenic mutated-antigens by using murine sarcoma lines...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611044/characterization-of-mk-4166-a-clinical-agonistic-antibody-that-targets-human-gitr-and-inhibits-the-generation-and-suppressive-effects-of-t-regulatory-cells
#20
Selvakumar Sukumar, Douglas C Wilson, Ying Yu, Jerelyn Wong, Saraswathi Naravula, Grigori Ermakov, Romina Riener, Bhagyashree Bhagwat, Antoaneta S Necheva, Jeff Grein, Tatyana Churakova, Ruban Mangadu, Peter Georgiev, Denise Manfra, Elaine M Pinheiro, Venkataraman Sriram, Wendy J Bailey, Danuta Herzyk, Terrill K McClanahan, Aarron Willingham, Amy M Beebe, Svetlana Sadekova
GITR is a T-cell costimulatory receptor that enhances cellular and humoral immunity. The agonist anti-mouse GITR antibody DTA-1 has demonstrated efficacy in murine models of cancer primarily by attenuation of Treg-mediated immune suppression, but the translatability to human GITR biology has not been fully explored. Here, we report the potential utility of MK-4166, a humanized GITR mAb selected to bind to an epitope analogous to the DTA-1 epitope, which enhances the proliferation of both naïve and tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TIL)...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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