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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089420/regression-of-intracranial-meningioma-following-treatment-with-nivolumab-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Efrat Gelerstein, Assaf Berger, Tali Jonas-Kimchi, Ido Strauss, Andrew A Kanner, Deborah T Blumenthal, Maya Gottfried, Nevo Margalit, Zvi Ram, Tal Shahar
The treatment of refractory meningiomas remains a challenge for both neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists. There have been no clinical reports of the use or effects of anti-PD-1 therapy in patients with meningioma. We describe a patient whose intracranial meningioma decreased significantly in size after treatment with nivolumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting PD-1, for a concomitant advanced lung cancer. This is the first clinical report suggesting that antibodies targeting PD-1 are effective in treating meningioma...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076364/ifn%C3%AE-regulates-activated-v%C3%AE-2-t-cells-through-a-feedback-mechanism-mediated-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Karoline Fechter, Akaitz Dorronsoro, Emma Jakobsson, Izaskun Ferrin, Valérie Lang, Pilar Sepulveda, Daniel J Pennington, César Trigueros
γδ T cells play a role in a wide range of diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer. The majority of circulating human γδ T lymphocytes express a Vγ9Vδ2+ (Vδ2+) T cell receptor (TCR) and following activation release pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study, we show that IFNγ, produced by Vδ2+ cells, activates mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated immunosupression, which in turn exerts a negative feedback mechanism on γδ T cell function ranging from cytokine production to proliferation. Importantly, this modulatory effect is limited to a short period of time (<24 hours) post-T cell activation, after which MSCs can no longer exert their immunoregulatory capacity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041690/clinical-outcome-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Roy Kessous, Ido Laskov, Jeremie Abitbol, Joanna Bitharas, Amber Yasmeen, Shannon Salvador, Susie Lau, Walter H Gotlieb
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical outcome in patients selected to receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) compared to primary debulking surgery (PDS). METHODS: Retrospective study including all consecutive patients diagnosed and treated for advanced (stages III-IV) ovarian cancers between the years 2003-2015. RESULTS: 263 women were included in the study, of these, 127 patients were selected to receive NACT and 136 were treated with PDS followed by adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 29, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011280/risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-chronic-liver-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuga Komaki, Fukiko Komaki, Dejan Micic, Akio Ido, Atsushi Sakuraba
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in various chronic liver diseases compared with the general population remains unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the risk of CRC in patients with chronic liver diseases before and after liver transplantation. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for studies assessing the risk of CRC in patients with chronic liver diseases. The primary outcome was the pooled risk of CRC among studies that reported the risk as standardized incidence rate (SIR)...
December 20, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997348/relationship-between-plasma-and-salivary-melatonin-and-cortisol-investigated-by-lc-ms-ms
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Martijn van Faassen, Rainer Bischoff, Ido P Kema
BACKGROUND: Disturbance of the circadian rhythm has been associated with disease states, such as metabolic disorders, depression and cancer. Quantification of the circadian markers such as melatonin and cortisol critically depend on reliable and reproducible analytical methods. Previously, melatonin and cortisol were primarily analyzed separately, mainly using immunoassays. METHODS: Here we describe the validation and application of a high-throughput liquid chromatography in combination with mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the combined analysis of melatonin and cortisol in plasma and saliva...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995966/identification-of-an-evolutionary-conserved-structural-loop-that-is-required-for-the-enzymatic-and-biological-function-of-tryptophan-2-3-dioxygenase
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Helen Michels, Renée I Seinstra, Joost C M Uitdehaag, Mandy Koopman, Martijn van Faassen, Céline N Martineau, Ido P Kema, Rogier Buijsman, Ellen A A Nollen
The enzyme TDO (tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase; TDO-2 in Caenorhabditis elegans) is a potential therapeutic target to cancer but is also thought to regulate proteotoxic events seen in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. To better understand its function and develop specific compounds that target TDO we need to understand the structure of this molecule. In C. elegans we compared multiple different CRISPR/Cas9-induced tdo-2 deletion mutants and identified a motif of three amino acids (PLD) that is required for the enzymatic conversion of tryptophan to N-formylkynurenine...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930920/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-regulates-t-cell-activity-through-vav1-rac-pathway
#7
Runmei Li, Hui Li, Qian Sun, Liang Liu, Chen Zhang, Xiubao Ren
The immunoregulatory enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) suppresses T-cell responses and promotes immune tolerance in tumor resistance. A previous study determined that IDO inhibits Vav1 mRNA expression and the activation of Vav1 and its downstream targets in T cells in the guanine exchange factor (GEF)-independent pathway. The current study aims to determine whether IDO induces T-cell immunosuppression through Vav1/Rac signaling pathway, which is a GEF-dependent pathway. The correlation between Vav1 mRNA expressions in T cells of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and the levels of IDO expression in lung cancer tissues from lung cancer patients was detected...
January 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923823/bortezomib-relieves-immune-tolerance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-via-stat1-suppression-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-downregulation
#8
Guan-Min Jiang, Hong-Sheng Wang, Jun Du, Wei-Feng Ma, Hui Wang, Yu Qiu, Qiu-Gui Zhang, Wei Xu, Hui-Fang Liu, Jian-Ping Liang
Radiotherapy is the primary treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Patients with intermediate and advanced stage NPC receiving only radiotherapy have limited survival, so newer immunotherapeutic approaches are sought. The major impediment to better clinical outcomes is tumor immune tolerance. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an IFNγ-inducible enzyme, is a major inducer of immune tolerance during tumor development; therefore, inhibition of the IDO pathway is an important modality for cancer treatment...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922590/neutrophils-are-essential-in-short-hairpin-rna-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-mediated-antitumor-efficiency
#9
Kuan-Ting Liu, Yao-Hua Liu, Hsin-Liang Liu, Inn-Wen Chong, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a rate limiting enzyme in tryptophan-degrading pathways and IDO activity results in immune suppression. Targeting IDO is a strategy of cancer immunotherapies. Our previous studies demonstrate that delivery of short hairpin against IDO (IDO shRNA) suppresses tumor growth and increases neutrophils infiltration into tumor. Neutrophils reveal antitumorigenic "N1" or protumorigenic "N2" phenotype in tumor microenvironment. However, the function of IDO shRNA-induced neutrophils is not clear...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913931/prognostic-value-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-subsets-in-breast-cancer-depends-on-hormone-receptor-status
#10
Yul Ri Chung, Hyun Jeong Kim, Min Hye Jang, So Yeon Park
PURPOSE: Interaction between immune-regulatory proteins and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) is complex, and their associations may have significant clinical implications. This study was designed to evaluate the relationships between immunomodulatory proteins and TIL subsets and their impact on prognosis in breast cancer. METHODS: 377 invasive breast cancer cases were selected, and immunohistochemistry was performed for HLA-A, HLA-ABC, and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO); CD4+, CD8+, and FOXP3+ T cells were counted in intratumoral and stromal areas for both absolute numbers as well as their ratios...
February 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899095/effects-of-the-ayurved-siriraj-wattana-recipe-on-functional-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-and-dendritic-cells-in-vitro
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Adisak Wongkajornsilp, Nuntarak Numchaisermsuk, Khanit Sa-Ngiamsuntorn, Pravit Akarasereenont, Valla Wamanuttajinda, Kanda Kasetsinsombat, Sunisa Duangsa-Ard, Tawee Laohapan, Kittipong Maneechotesuwan
BACKGROUND: Ayurved Siriraj Wattana recipe (AVS073), has been prescribed as tonic, to increase appetite, and for pain relief. It also exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating and anti-cancer activities. However, the immunomodulatory effects on antigen-presenting cells and effector T cells remained elusive. We thus aimed to study the effects of AVS073 on differentiation, maturation, functions and proportions of CIK cells and monocyte-derived DCs. METHODS: CIK cells and monocyte-derived DCs were treated with AVS073, followed by the assessment of T-helper (Th) phenotypes using real-time RT-PCR and flow cytometry...
November 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890326/the-effect-of-metabolic-comorbidities-and-commonly-used-drugs-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
#12
Daniel Bar, Ofer Lavie, Nili Stein, Ido Feferkorn, Ayelet Shai
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of recurrence in patients with ovarian cancer. Retrospective studies suggested that the use of statins, metformin and beta blockers is associated with improved prognosis in these patients. Patients with diabetes often suffer from hypertension and are usually treated concomitantly by several classes of drugs. Our aim was to assess the independent contribution of diabetes mellitus and hypertension and of the use of aspirin, statins, metformin and beta blockers on the risk of ovarian cancer recurrence and mortality...
December 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885800/sacral-neuromodulation-for-the-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence-following-proctectomy
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Ido Mizrahi, Sami A Chadi, Nadav Haim, Dana R Sands, Brooke Gurland, Massarat Zutshi, Steven D Wexner, Giovanna da Silva
AIM: This study assessed the effectiveness of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for faecal incontinence (FI) following proctectomy with colorectal or coloanal anastomosis. METHODS: An IRB-approved database identified patients treated for FI following proctectomy (SNM-P) for benign or malignant disease, who were matched 1:1 by pre-operative Cleveland Clinic Florida Faecal Incontinence Scores (CCF-FIS) with patients without proctectomy (SNM-NP). Primary outcome was change in CCF-FIS...
November 25, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836863/checkpoint-proteins-in-pediatric-brain-and-extracranial-solid-tumors-opportunities-for-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Eric K Ring, James M Markert, G Yancey Gillespie, Gregory K Friedman
Pediatric brain and extracranial solid tumors are a diverse group of malignancies that represent almost half of all pediatric cancers. Standard therapy includes various combinations of surgery, cytotoxic chemotherapy, and radiation, which can be very harmful to a developing child, and survivors carry a substantial burden of long-term morbidities. Although these therapies have improved survival rates for children with solid tumors, outcomes still remain extremely poor for subsets of patients. Recently, immunosuppressive checkpoint molecules that negatively regulate immune cell function have been described...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822771/mental-illness-is-not-associated-with-adherence-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-results-from-the-california-health-interview-survey
#15
Elizabeth Siantz, Brian Wu, Mark Shiroishi, Hita Vora, Gregory Idos
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-specific death in the USA. Evidence suggests people with mental illness are less likely to receive preventive health services, including cancer screening. We hypothesized that mental illness is a risk factor for non-adherence to colorectal cancer-screening guidelines. METHODS: We analyzed results of the 2007 California Health Interview Survey to test whether mental illness is a risk factor for non-adherence to colorectal cancer-screening recommendations among individuals age 50 or older (N = 15,535)...
January 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819653/an-immunostimulatory-dual-functional-nanocarrier-that-improves-cancer-immunochemotherapy
#16
Yichao Chen, Rui Xia, Yixian Huang, Wenchen Zhao, Jiang Li, Xiaolan Zhang, Pengcheng Wang, Raman Venkataramanan, Jie Fan, Wen Xie, Xiaochao Ma, Binfeng Lu, Song Li
Immunochemotherapy combines a chemotherapeutic agent with an immune-modulating agent and represents an attractive approach to improve cancer therapy. However, the success of immunochemotherapy is hampered by the lack of a strategy to effectively co-deliver the two therapeutics to the tumours. Here we report the development of a dual-functional, immunostimulatory nanomicellar carrier that is based on a prodrug conjugate of PEG with NLG919, an indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibitor currently used for reversing tumour immune suppression...
November 7, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815661/improved-radiosynthesis-and-biological-evaluations-of-l-and-d-1-18-f-fluoroethyl-tryptophan-for-pet-imaging-of-ido-mediated-kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-metabolism
#17
Yangchun Xin, Hancheng Cai
PURPOSE: Tryptophan metabolism via indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO)-mediated kynurenine pathway plays a role in immunomodulation and has been emerging as a plausible target for cancer immunotherapy. Imaging IDO-mediated kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism with positron emission tomography (PET) could provide valuable information for noninvasive assessment of cancer immunotherapy response. In this work, radiotracer 1-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tryptophan (1-L-[(18)F]FETrp) and its enantioisomer 1-D-[(18)F]FETrp were synthesized and evaluated for PET imaging of IDO-mediated kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism...
November 4, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814478/haploid-human-embryonic-stem-cells-half-the-genome-double-the-value
#18
Atilgan Yilmaz, Mordecai Peretz, Ido Sagi, Nissim Benvenisty
Recent advances in the generation of haploid embryonic stem cells (ESCs), capable of self-renewal and differentiation, have laid the groundwork for numerous biomedical applications in developmental biology and reproductive medicine. When combined with the power of genetic screening, haploid human ESCs could advance cancer research, regenerative medicine, and disease modeling.
November 3, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777979/the-head-and-neck-cancer-immune-landscape-and-its-immunotherapeutic-implications
#19
Rajarsi Mandal, Yasin Şenbabaoğlu, Alexis Desrichard, Jonathan J Havel, Martin G Dalin, Nadeem Riaz, Ken-Wing Lee, Ian Ganly, A Ari Hakimi, Timothy A Chan, Luc G T Morris
Recent clinical trials have demonstrated a clear survival advantage in advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade. These emerging results reveal that HNSCC is one of the most promising frontiers for immunotherapy research. However, further progress in head and neck immuno-oncology will require a detailed understanding of the immune infiltrative landscape found in these tumors. We leveraged transcriptome data from 280 tumors profiled by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to comprehensively characterize the immune landscape of HNSCC in order to develop a rationale for immunotherapeutic strategies in HNSCC and guide clinical investigation...
October 20, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761872/correlation-between-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-mrna-and-cdkn2a-p16-mrna-a-combined-strategy-to-cervical-cancer-diagnosis
#20
Mario Cezar Saffi Junior, Ivone da Silva Duarte, Rodrigo Barbosa de Oliveira Brito, Giovana Garcia Prado, Sergio Makabe, Humberto Dellê, Cleber P Camacho
Cervical cancer (CC) is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide. The relation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) with CC and its precursor lesions was first suspected for over 40 years. The indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase (IDO) is an immune modulator enzyme responsible for the immune system tissue protection mechanism, which may be the key to the tumoural persistence. HPV oncoprotein E7 promotes the increase in cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16 (CDKN2A/p16). The isolated and combined analysis of CDKN2A/p16 mRNA to CC diagnosis was done with promising results...
November 2016: Medical Oncology
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