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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/28324831/primary-and-acquired-resistance-to-pd-1-pd-l1-blockade-in-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Qiaohong Wang, Xia Wu
PD-1/PD-L1 blockade appears to be a very promising immunotherapy with significant clinical benefits and durable responses in multiple tumor types. However, the effectual clinical benefits of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade are hampered by a high rate of primary resistance, where patients do not respond to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade initially. And more distressingly, most patients eventually develop acquired resistance after an initial response to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. The mechanisms underlying primary and acquired resistance to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade have remained ambiguous...
March 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323504/pembrolizumab-use-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-melanoma
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323141/mechanistic-and-pharmacologic-insights-on-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Randy F Sweis, Jason J Luke
The concept of augmenting the immune system to eradicate cancer dates back at least a century. A major resurgence in cancer immunotherapy has occurred over the past decade since the identification and targeting of negative regulators with antibody therapies to augment the anti-tumor immune response. Unprecedented responses across a broad array of cancer types elevated this class of therapies to the forefront of cancer treatment. The most successful drugs to date target the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) pathways...
March 18, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321814/immunotherapy-in-nsclc-a-promising-and-revolutionary-weapon
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Christian Rolfo, Christian Caglevic, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Antonio Araujo, Elisa Giovannetti, Carolina Diaz Gallardo, Patrick Pauwels, Mauricio Mahave
Lung cancer is the leader malignancy worldwide accounting 1.5 millions of deaths every year. In the United States the 5 year-overall survival is less than 20% for all the newly diagnosed patients. Cisplatin-based cytotoxic chemotherapy for unresectable or metastatic NSCLC patients in the first line of treatment, and docetaxel in the second line, have achieved positive results but with limited benefit in overall survival. Targeted therapies for EGFR and ALK mutant patients have showed better results when compared with chemotherapy, nevertheless most of patients will fail and need to be treated with chemotherapy if they still have a good performance status...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321813/harnessing-the-immune-system-against-leukemia-monoclonal-antibodies-and-checkpoint-strategies-for-aml
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Lucia Masarova, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Mannero, Farhad Ravandi, Padmanee Sharma, Naval Daver
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common leukemia among adults and is associated with a poor prognosis, especially in patients with adverse prognostic factors, older age, or relapsed disease. The last decade has seen a surge in successful immune-based therapies in various solid tumors; however, the role of immune therapies in AML remains poorly defined. This chapter describes the rationale, clinical data, and toxicity profiles of immune-based therapeutic modalities in AML including naked and conjugated monoclonal antibodies, bispecific T-cell engager antibodies, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells, and checkpoint blockade via blockade of PD1/PDL1 or CTLA4...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321218/the-induction-and-maintenance-of-transplant-tolerance-engages-both-regulatory-and-anergic-cd4-t-cells
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Alix Besançon, Marije Baas, Tania Goncalves, Fabrice Valette, Herman Waldmann, Lucienne Chatenoud, Sylvaine You
Therapeutic tolerance to self-antigens or foreign antigens is thought to depend on constant vigilance by Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs). Previous work using a pancreatic islet allograft model and a short pulse of CD3 antibody therapy has shown that CD8(+) T cells become anergic and use TGFβ and coinhibitory signaling as their contribution to the tolerance process. Here, we examine the role of CD4(+) T cells in tolerization by CD3 antibodies. We show that both Foxp3(+) Tregs and CD4(+) T cell anergy play a role in the induction of tolerance and its maintenance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321130/effective-combinatorial-immunotherapy-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Xin Lu, James W Horner, Erin Paul, Xiaoying Shang, Patricia Troncoso, Pingna Deng, Shan Jiang, Qing Chang, Denise J Spring, Padmanee Sharma, John A Zebala, Dean Y Maeda, Y Alan Wang, Ronald A DePinho
A significant fraction of patients with advanced prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy experience relapse with relentless progression to lethal metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Immune checkpoint blockade using antibodies against cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA4) or programmed cell death 1/programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD1/PD-L1) generates durable therapeutic responses in a significant subset of patients across a variety of cancer types. However, mCRPC showed overwhelming de novo resistance to immune checkpoint blockade, motivating a search for targeted therapies that overcome this resistance...
March 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318336/are-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-protagonists-or-background-actors-in-patient-selection-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Federica Zito Marino, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Giulio Rossi, Stefania Staibano, Marco Montella, Daniela Russo, Roberto Alfano, Alessandro Morabito, Gerardo Botti, Renato Franco
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are frequently observed in several tumors, reflecting the dynamic process of ''cancer immunoediting''. Prognostic and predictive values of TILs have been demonstrated in different cancers, proving their pivotal role in clinical outcome. In recent years, new therapies targeting immune checkpoint inhibitors, especially CTLA-4 and PD-1/PDL-1 pathways, have been introduced into clinical practice. In this context, TILs may even have a possible utility as a predictive biomarker for immunotherapy response...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315964/biological-predictors-of-radiosensitivity-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mathias Fiedler, Florian Weber, Matthias G Hautmann, Frank Haubner, Torsten E Reichert, Christoph Klingelhöffer, Stephan Schreml, Johannes K Meier, Arndt Hartmann, Tobias Ettl
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of prognostic biomarkers on radiosensitivity and survival of advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas treated by primary (chemo)radiation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinicopathological data and immunohistochemical staining of p16, c-Met, survivin, PD-1, and PD-L1 of 82 primarily (chemo)irradiated patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were analyzed. Associations with local and locoregional radiation response, overall survival (OS), disease-free (DFS), and disease-specific survival (DSS) were assessed...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314758/immune-checkpoint-dysfunction-in-medium-and-large-vessel-vasculitis
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Ryu Watanabe, Hui Zhang, Gerald Berry, Jorg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a granulomatous vasculitis of the aorta and its medium-sized branch vessels. CD4 T-cells, macrophages and dendritic cells build granulomatous infiltrates that injure the vessel wall and elicit a maladaptive response-to-injury. Pathologic consequences include fragmentation of elastic membranes, destruction of the medial layer, microvascular neoangiogenesis, massive outgrowth of myofibroblasts, and lumen-occlusive intimal hyperplasia. Antigens have been suspected to drive the local activation of vasculitogenic CD4 T-cells, but recent data suggest a more generalized defect in the threshold setting of such T-cells, rendering them hyperreactive...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314315/pd-l1-expression-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-thoracic-esophageal-cancer-treated-without-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Akiyuki Wakita, Satoru Motoyama, Hiroshi Nanjo, Yusuke Sato, Kei Yoshino, Tomohiko Sasaki, Yuta Kawakita, Jiajia Liu, Kazuhiro Imai, Hajime Saito, Yoshihiro Minamiya
BACKGROUND/AIM: Programmed death-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) induces apoptosis of tumor-reactive T-cells, that enables tumors to evade immune defense and thus furthers their growth. Our aim was to determine whether PD-L1 expression status correlates with prognosis in patients with advanced thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The PD-L1 expression status of 177 patients treated with esophagectomy without preoperative therapy was evaluated immunohistochemically using tissue microarray...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306559/immunotherapy-a-new-treatment-paradigm-in-bladder-cancer
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Nicole N Davarpanah, Akira Yuno, Jane B Trepel, Andrea B Apolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: T-cell checkpoint blockade has become a dynamic immunotherapy for bladder cancer. In 2016, atezolizumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, became the first new drug approved in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) in over 30 years. In 2017, nivolumab was also approved for the same indication. This overview of checkpoint inhibitors in clinical trials focuses on novel immunotherapy combinations, predictive biomarkers including mutational load and neoantigen identification, and an evaluation of the future of bladder cancer immunotherapy...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306177/frequency-and-functional-characterization-of-exhausted-cd8-t-cells-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Saeid Taghiloo, Esmaeil Allahmoradi, Mohsen Tehrani, Hadi Hossein-Nataj, Ramin Shekarriz, Ghasem Janbabaei, Saeid Abediankenari, Hossein Asgarian-Omran
OBJECTIVES: The phenotypic and functional properties of Tim-3+/PD-1+/CD8+ cells as exhausted T-cells were investigated in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). METHODS: Frequency of CD8+/Tim-3+/PD-1+ exhausted cells was determined by flow cytometry. For functional analysis, magnetic beads isolated CD8+ T-cells were stimulated with PHA and PMA/ionocymin to assess their proliferative responses and cytokine production by MTT and ELISA, respectively. Cytotoxic activity of isolated CD8+ T-cells was determined using CD107a degranulation assay...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302645/pd-l1-on-tumor-cells-is-sufficient-for-immune-evasion-in-immunogenic-tumors-and-inhibits-cd8-t-cell-cytotoxicity
#15
Vikram R Juneja, Kathleen A McGuire, Robert T Manguso, Martin W LaFleur, Natalie Collins, W Nicholas Haining, Gordon J Freeman, Arlene H Sharpe
It is unclear whether PD-L1 on tumor cells is sufficient for tumor immune evasion or simply correlates with an inflamed tumor microenvironment. We used three mouse tumor models sensitive to PD-1 blockade to evaluate the significance of PD-L1 on tumor versus nontumor cells. PD-L1 on nontumor cells is critical for inhibiting antitumor immunity in B16 melanoma and a genetically engineered melanoma. In contrast, PD-L1 on MC38 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells is sufficient to suppress antitumor immunity, as deletion of PD-L1 on highly immunogenic MC38 tumor cells allows effective antitumor immunity...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302457/mucosal-vaccination-with-heterologous-viral-vectored-vaccine-targeting-subdominant-siv-accessory-antigens-strongly-inhibits-early-viral-replication
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Huanbin Xu, Anne-Marie Andersson, Emeline Ragonnaud, Ditte Boilesen, Anders Tolver, Benjamin Anderschou Holbech Jensen, James L Blanchard, Alfredo Nicosia, Antonella Folgori, Stefano Colloca, Riccardo Cortese, Allan Randrup Thomsen, Jan Pravsgaard Christensen, Ronald S Veazey, Peter Johannes Holst
Conventional HIV T cell vaccine strategies have not been successful in containing acute peak viremia, nor in providing long-term control. We immunized rhesus macaques intramuscularly and rectally using a heterologous adenovirus vectored SIV vaccine regimen encoding normally weakly immunogenic tat, vif, rev and vpr antigens fused to the MHC class II associated invariant chain. Immunizations induced broad T cell responses in all vaccinees. Following up to 10 repeated low-dose intrarectal challenges, vaccinees suppressed early viral replication (P=0...
March 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302215/-altered-treg-and-il-1a-expression-in-the-immune-microenvironment-%C3%A2-of-lung-squamous-cell-cancer-after-egfr-blockade
#17
Haiyang He, Luyu Qi, Yiling Hou
BACKGROUND: Targeting the mutations and amplifications in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene has curative effects on cancers of the lung, oral cavity, and gastrointestinal system. However, a systemic immune inflammation is an adverse effect of this therapeutic strategy. In this study, we aimed to identify the possible changes in the tumor microenvironment that contribute to the anti-cancer activity of EGFR inhibition. METHODS: Squamous-cell cancers were induced by the syngeneic transplantation of either EGFR-null or wild-type mouse primary keratinocytes that had been transduced with an oncogenic H-ras retrovirus...
March 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301259/novel-treatment-of-melanoma-combined-parasite-derived-peptide-gk-1-and-anti-programmed-death-ligand-1-therapy
#18
Jesus Vera-Aguilera, Armando Perez-Torres, Diego Beltran, Cynthia Villanueva-Ramos, Mitchell Wachtel, Eduardo Moreno-Aguilera, Carlos Vera-Aguilera, Gary Ventolini, Raul Martínez-Zaguilán, Souad R Sennoune
Recent successes in the development of new therapies for metastatic melanoma, such as mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway inhibitors, anticytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4, and programmed cell death protein 1/programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway-blocking antibodies, as well as combination strategies, all yielded promising results, changing the continually evolving landscape of therapeutic options for patients with melanoma. One promising new treatment modality is based on the use of immunomodulatory monoclonal antibodies that enhance the function of components of the antitumor immune response such as T cells or block immunologic checkpoints that restrain effective antitumor immunity...
March 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300768/tim-3-as-a-target-for-cancer-immunotherapy-and-mechanisms-of-action
#19
REVIEW
Wenwen Du, Min Yang, Abbey Turner, Chunling Xu, Robert L Ferris, Jianan Huang, Lawrence P Kane, Binfeng Lu
Cancer immunotherapy has produced impressive clinical results in recent years. Despite the success of the checkpoint blockade strategies targeting cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1), a large portion of cancer patients have not yet benefited from this novel therapy. T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (TIM-3) has been shown to mediate immune tolerance in mouse models of infectious diseases, alloimmunity, autoimmunity, and tumor Immunity. Thus, targeting TIM-3 emerges as a promising approach for further improvement of current immunotherapy...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300475/epitope-mapping-reveals-the-binding-mechanism-of-a-functional-antibody-cross-reactive-to-both-human-and-murine-programmed-death-1
#20
Dong Li, Jianqing Xu, Zhuozhi Wang, Zhen Gong, Jieying Liu, Yong Zheng, Jian Li, Jing Li
Of the inhibitory checkpoints in the immune system, programmed death 1 (PD-1) is one of the most promising targets for cancer immunotherapy. The anti-PD-1 antibodies currently approved for clinical use or under development bind to human PD-1 (hPD-1), but not murine PD-1. To facilitate studies in murine models, we developed a functional antibody against both human and murine PD-1, and compared the epitopes of such antibody to a counterpart that only bound to hPD-1. To quickly identify the epitopes of the 2 antibodies, we used alanine scanning and mammalian cell expression cassette...
February 23, 2017: MAbs
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