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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907087/prenylated-polyphenols-from-clusiaceae-and-calophyllaceae-with-immunomodulatory-activity-on-endothelial-cells
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Caroline Rouger, Sylvain Pagie, Séverine Derbré, Anne-Marie Le Ray, Pascal Richomme, Béatrice Charreau
Endothelial cells (ECs) are key players in inflammation and immune responses involved in numerous pathologies. Although attempts were experimentally undertaken to prevent and control EC activation, drug leads and probes still remain necessary. Natural products (NPs) from Clusiaceous and Calophyllaceous plants were previously reported as potential candidates to prevent endothelial dysfunction. The present study aimed to identify more precisely the molecular scaffolds that could limit EC activation. Here, 13 polyphenols belonging to 5 different chemical types of secondary metabolites (i...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902994/targeted-immunomodulatory-therapy-an-overview
#2
Ashley L Lefebvre, Laura McAuliffe
Monoclonal antibodies and other biologic response modifiers have allowed for targeted drug therapy in managing various autoimmune diseases. A number of immune pathways have been exploited in the development of targeted immunomodulatory therapies, including cytokine-directed therapies such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukins, integrins, B-cells, and co-stimulation modulators. With new targeted therapies in the pipeline, more options are becoming available for treatment of autoimmune diseases. [Full article available at http://rimed...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899278/benznidazole-the-trypanocidal-drug-used-for-chagas-disease-induces-hepatic-nrf2-activation-and-attenuates-the-inflammatory-response-in-a-murine-model-of-sepsis
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Flavia Lambertucci, Omar Motiño, Silvina Villar, Juan Pablo Rigalli, María de Luján Alvarez, Viviana Catania, Paloma Martín-Sanz, Cristina Ester Carnovale, Ariel Darío Quiroga, Daniel Eleazar Francés, María Teresa Ronco
Molecular mechanisms on sepsis progression are linked to the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cellular antioxidant capacity. Previous studies demonstrated that benznidazole (BZL), known for its antiparasitic action on Trypanosoma cruzi, has immunomodulatory effects, increasing survival in C57BL/6 mice in a model of polymicrobial sepsis induced by cecal ligation puncture (CLP). The mechanism by which BZL inhibits inflammatory response in sepsis is poorly understood. Also, our group recently reported that BZL is able to activate the nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2) in vitro...
November 26, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896689/pharmacokinetics-of-daratumumab-following-intravenous-infusion-in-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-after-prior-proteasome-inhibitor-and-immunomodulatory-drug-treatment
#4
Pamela L Clemens, Xiaoyu Yan, Henk M Lokhorst, Sagar Lonial, Nedjad Losic, Imran Khan, Richard Jansson, Tahamtan Ahmadi, Kristen Lantz, Honghui Zhou, Thomas Puchalski, Xu Steven Xu
Daratumumab is a CD38 monoclonal antibody recently approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). We report daratumumab pharmacokinetic data from GEN501, a phase I/II dose-escalation (0.005-24 mg/kg) and dose-expansion (8 or 16 mg/kg) study, and SIRIUS, a phase II study (8 or 16 mg/kg), in relapsed or refractory MM. Noncompartmental analysis was conducted to characterize daratumumab pharmacokinetics, and, in both studies, daratumumab exhibited nonlinear pharmacokinetic characteristics. Decreasing daratumumab clearance with increasing dose suggests saturation of target-mediated clearance at higher dose levels, whereas decreasing clearance over time with repeated dosing may be due to tumor burden reductions as CD38-positive cells are eliminated...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896563/broad-spectrum-antiviral-properties-of-andrographolide
#5
REVIEW
Swati Gupta, K P Mishra, Lilly Ganju
Andrographolide, a diterpenoid, is known for its anti-inflammatory effects. It can be isolated from various plants of the genus Andrographis, commonly known as 'creat'. This purified compound has been tested for its anti-inflammatory effects in various stressful conditions, such as ischemia, pyrogenesis, arthritis, hepatic or neural toxicity, carcinoma, and oxidative stress, Apart from its anti-inflammatory effects, andrographolide also exhibits immunomodulatory effects by effectively enhancing cytotoxic T cells, natural killer (NK) cells, phagocytosis, and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC)...
November 28, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895640/%C3%AF-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-as-immunomodulators-in-colorectal-cancer-new-potential-role-in-adjuvant-therapies
#6
REVIEW
Stefania Miccadei, Roberta Masella, Anna Maria Mileo, Sandra Gessani
Diet composition may affect the onset and progression of chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer, whose pathogenesis relies on inflammatory processes. Growing evidence indicates that diet and its components critically contribute to human health, affecting the immune system, secretion of adipokines, and metabolic pathways. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Antineoplastic drugs are widely used for CRC treatment, but drug resistance and/or off-target toxicity limit their efficacy...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894203/management-of-adverse-events-induced-by-next-generation-immunomodulatory-drug-and-proteasome-inhibitors-in-multiple-myeloma
#7
Marco Salvini, Francesca Bonello, Mario Boccadoro, Alessandra Larocca
In the last decade the introduction of novel agents has strongly improved multiple myeloma prognosis by doubling median overall survival. Unfortunately disease relapse is very common and patients may become refractory to previous drugs. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Areas covered. We have reviewed the available data on next generation novel agents, particularly immunomodulatory drug pomalidomide and proteasome inhibitors carfilzomib and ixazomib, the latter being the first-in-class orally available...
November 29, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892610/beside-to-bench-jak-inhibitor-ruxolitinib-inhibits-the-expression-of-cytokines-characteristic-of-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus
#8
Anna Sophie Klaeschen, Dominik Wolf, Peter Brossart, Thomas Bieber, Joerg Wenzel
This study was stimulated by the clinical observation of a rapid response of a chilblain lupus patient to treatment with JAK1/2-kinase inhibitor ruxolitinib. We investigated the in-vivo expression of phospho-JAK2 in CLE skin samples as well as the immunomodulatory in-vitro effect of ruxolitinib in cultured immortalized keratinocytes and in a 3D human epidermis model (epiCS). Our results demonstrate that ruxolitinib significantly decreases the production of CLE-typical cytokines (CXCL10, CXCL9, MxA) and might be a promising drug for future clinical studies in patients with CLE and related autoimmune skin diseases...
November 28, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891379/rare-occurrence-of-drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-with-leflunomide-therapy
#9
Harpreet Singh, Gagandeep Sukhija, Vikram Tanwar, Sameer Arora, Jaikrit Bhutani
Leflunomide is an immunomodulatory drug exhibiting anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and immunosuppressive effects. It has been widely used for treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis. Despite its good safety profile cutaneous side effects like alopecia, eczema, pruritis and dry skin have been reported with Leflunomide use. Skin ucleration, vasculitis, lichenoid drug rash and Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) have been rarely reported with its use. A rare case of Leflunomide induced SCLE is being reported in a female patient with rheumatoid arthritis...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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/27888768/multiple-myeloma-treatment-at-relapse-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-a-practical-analysis
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REVIEW
F Malard, J L Harousseau, M Mohty
Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in the field of multiple myeloma. Introduction of the so-called novel agents, proteasome inhibitors (PI) and immunomodulatory drugs (IMiD), and improved supportive care have resulted in significantly better outcome. Standard first line treatment in fit patients include PI and IMiD based induction, high dose melphalan with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) and consolidation/maintenance. However, despite these progresses MM remains incurable for the majority of patients and most patients will relapse...
November 15, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884726/deacetylase-inhibitors-as-a-novel-modality-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
#12
REVIEW
Paul G Richardson, Philippe Moreau, Jacob P Laubach, Michelle E Maglio, Sagar Lonial, Jesus San-Miguel
Deacetylase enzymes remove acetyl groups from histone and nonhistone proteins. Dysregulation of deacetylase activity is a hallmark of malignancy, including multiple myeloma (MM). Deacetylase inhibitors (DACi) cause epigenetic modification and inhibition of the aggresome pathway, resulting in death of MM cells. Panobinostat, a pan-DACi, has shown significant clinical benefit and is the first DACi approved for the treatment of MM. It is approved for use in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory MM who have received ≥2 prior regimens including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory drug...
November 21, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882538/gene-therapy-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-expressing-ifn%C3%A3-ameliorates-neuroinflammation-in-experimental-models-of-multiple-sclerosis
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C Marin-Bañasco, K Benabdellah, C Melero-Jerez, B Oliver, M J Pinto-Medel, I Hurtado-Guerrero, F de Castro, D Clemente, O Fernández, F Martin, L Leyva, M Suardíaz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recombinant IFNß is one of the first line treatments in multiple sclerosis (MS), despite its lack of efficiency in some patients. In this context, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a promising therapeutic alternative due to their immunomodulatory properties and multipotency. Moreover, taking advantage of their pathotropism ability, these cells can be genetically modified to be used as carriers for delivering or secreting therapeutic drugs into injured tissues...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881070/pregnancy-specific-%C3%AE-1-glycoproteins-combined-biomarker-roles-structure-function-relationships-and-implications-for-drug-design
#14
Nurbubu T Moldogazieva, Innokenty M Mokhosoev, Alexander A Terentiev
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy specific β1-glycoproteins (PSGs) have long been recognized as trophoblast quality and embryo viability markers. However, biological roles of PSGs remain obscure, and structure/function relationships to other feto-placental proteins as well as implications for drug design have not been reviewed. This review summarizes and discusses advances in 45-year studies of PSGs with focus on the latest achievements and the challenges for future investigations. METHODS: Literature search was performed to review the majority of recent PSG studies with emphasis on usage of high-throughput integrated proteomic profiling technologies, systems biology and bioinformatics approaches that enhance novel biomarker and drug target discovery as well as protein structure/activity analysis...
November 22, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879147/pre-transplantation-novel-agent-induction-predicts-progression-free-survival-for-patients-with-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis-undergoing-high-dose-melphalan-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
Andrew J Cowan, Zandra K Klippel, Philip A Stevenson, Teresa S Hyun, Sherilyn Tuazon, Pamela S Becker, Damian J Green, Leona A Holmberg, David G Coffey, Ajay K Gopal, Edward N Libby
INTRODUCTION: High-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDM/SCT) is an effective treatment modality for immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis; however, its application remains restricted to patients with good performance status and limited organ involvement. In recent years, the paradigm for AL amyloidosis has changed with the introduction of novel agents such as immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) and proteasome inhibitors (PIs). We hypothesized that use of novel agent induction regimens has improved outcomes for patients with AL amyloidosis undergoing HDM/SCT at our center...
December 2016: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876536/the-protective-effect-of-1alpha-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-and-metformin-on-liver-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#16
REVIEW
Samah Elattar, Suzanne Estaphan, Enas A Mohamed, Ahmed Elzainy, Mary Naguib
There is an accumulating evidence suggesting an immunomodulatory role of 1α,25(OH)2D3. Altered 1α,25(OH)2D3 level may play a role in the development of T2DM and contribute to the pathogenesis of liver diseases. Our study was designed to study and compare the effect of metformin and 1α,25(OH)2D3 supplementation on liver injury in type 2 diabetic rat. Sixty male Albino rats were divided into 5 groups; group 1: control rats. the remaining rats were fed high fat diet for 2 weeks and injected with streptozotocin (35mg/kg BW, i...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874281/the-therapeutic-potential-of-plant-flavonoids-on-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Samuel D Hughes, Natkunam Ketheesan, Nagaraja Haleagrahara
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects peripheral joints. Although immunosuppressive drugs and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat this condition, these drugs have severe side effects. Flavonoids are the most abundant phenolic compounds which exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Many bioactive flavonoids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. However, a very few have reached clinical use. Dietary flavonoids have been reported to control joint inflammation and alleviate arthritis symptoms in both human RA and animal models of arthritis...
November 22, 2016: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873175/mobilization-of-human-immature-hematopoietic-progenitors-through-combinatory-use-of-bortezomib-and-immunomodulatory-drugs
#18
Taro Tochigi, Takatoshi Aoki, Yoshikane Kikushige, Tomohiko Kamimura, Yoshikiyo Ito, Takahiro Shima, Takuji Yamauchi, Yasuo Mori, Goichi Yoshimoto, Kenjiro Kamezaki, Koji Kato, Katsuto Takenaka, Hiromi Iwasaki, Koichi Akashi, Toshihiro Miyamoto
Combination use of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib and the immunomodulatory drugs lenalidomide or thalidomide has provided superior outcomes in multiple myeloma over their single use; however, these combinations can produce significant toxicities. Unexpectedly, we found a small but significant increase in the population of immature granulocytes and erythrocytes/megakaryocytes in peripheral blood in 16 of 22 patients (73%) treated with dexamethasone in combination with bortezomib and immunomodulatory drugs (triplet), but not in any of 25 patients treated with either bortezomib or immunomodulatory drugs with dexamethasone (doublet)...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872741/novel-drugs-in-follicular-lymphoma
#19
REVIEW
Antonella Anastasia, Giuseppe Rossi
Follicular lymphoma(FL) is the most common indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and constitutes 15% to 30% of lymphoma diagnoses. The natural history of the disease is characterized by recurrent relapses and progressively shorter remissions with a median survival of 10yrs. The impossibility of achieving a definite cure, have prompted investigations into the possible role of more active and less toxic strategies with innovative therapeutic agents. Recently Casulo et al. demonstrated that approximately 20% of patients with FL relapse within two years after achieving remission with R-CHOP and have a poor prognosis...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870103/role-of-immunotherapy-in-targeting-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-in-multiple-myeloma-an-evolving-therapeutic-strategy
#20
Clement Chung
Multiple myeloma (referred to henceforth as myeloma) is a B-cell malignancy characterized by unregulated growth of plasma cells in the bone marrow. The treatment paradigm for myeloma underwent significant evolution in the last decade, with an improved understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease as well as the development of therapeutic agents that target not only the tumor cells but also their microenvironment. Despite these therapeutic advances, the prognosis of patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma remains poor...
November 21, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
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