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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099937/inactivation-of-ck1%C3%AE-in-multiple-myeloma-empowers-drug-cytotoxicity-by-affecting-akt-and-%C3%AE-catenin-survival-signaling-pathways
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Sabrina Manni, Marilena Carrino, Martina Manzoni, Ketty Gianesin, Sara Canovas Nunes, Matteo Costacurta, Laura Quotti Tubi, Paolo Macaccaro, Elisa Taiana, Anna Cabrelle, Gregorio Barilà, Annalisa Martines, Renato Zambello, Laura Bonaldi, Livio Trentin, Antonino Neri, Gianpietro Semenzato, Francesco Piazza
Recent evidence indicates that protein kinase CK1α may support the growth of multiple myeloma (MM) plasma cells. Here, by analyzing a large cohort of MM cases, we found that high CK1α mRNA levels are virtually associated with all MM patients. Moreover, we provided functional evidence that CK1α activity is essential for malignant plasma cell survival even in the protective niche generated by co-cultures with bone marrow stromal cells. We demonstrated that CK1α inactivation, while toxic for myeloma cells, is dispensable for the survival of healthy B lymphocytes and stromal cells...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098422/structural-elucidation-of-a-non-peptidic-inhibitor-specific-for-the-human-immunoproteasome
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Haissi Cui, Regina Baur, Camille Le Chapelain, Christian Dubiella, Wolfgang Heinemeyer, Eva Maria Huber, Michael Groll
Selective inhibition of the immunoproteasome is a promising approach towards the development of immunomodulatory drugs. Recently, a class of substituted thiazole compounds that combine a non-peptidic scaffold with the absence of an electrophile has been reported in a patent. Herein, we describe the mode of action of the lead compound using a sophisticated chimeric yeast model of the human immunoproteasome for structural studies. The inhibitor adopts a unique orientation perpendicular to the β5i substrate binding channel...
January 18, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097391/-tapering-and-termination-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
M Aringer, N Leuchten, R Fischer-Betz
Similar to patients with other rheumatic diseases, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) nowadays can also have the desire to terminate immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory medications. In order to provide appropriate advice to patients, the two main issues are the risk of severe adverse events under long-term therapy with any drug and the perceived risk of a flare, in particular of severe flares. The risks of long-term therapy vary greatly between drugs, ranging from severe unacceptable risks with cyclophosphamide and higher dose glucocorticoids to low risks usually outweighed by long-term benefits with hydroxychloroquine...
January 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095537/spotlight-on-the-use-of-nitric-oxide-in-dermatology-what-is-it-what-does-it-do-can-it-become-an-important-addition-to-the-therapeutic-armamentarium-for-skin-disease
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James Q Del Rosso, Leon H Kircik
Nitric oxide (NO) is a diatomic gas that is synthesized within and released by multiple host cell types functioning to provide a variety of physiologic and homeostatic effects. Nitric oxide exhibits a variety of effects that relate significantly with outcomes that can provide therapeutic benefit if properly formulated and released. These include anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antimicrobial, vasodilatory properties, and effects that are beneficial to wound healing. Lack of antibiotic resistance appears to be one major advantage of topically delivered NO...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093280/metronomics-in-the-neoadjuvant-and-adjuvant-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Elisabetta Munzone, Marco Colleoni
The concept of metronomic chemotherapy (MC) has evolved from a descriptive preclinical phenomenon encompassing inhibition of angiogenesis to a clinically validated treatment concept involving multiple potential mechanisms of action. Clinicians are progressively more incline to consider MC as a component of mainstream medical oncology practice in advanced breast cancer. However, more recently MC has been tested even in the adjuvant/neoadjuvant setting, taking the opportunity to obtain tumor specimens and blood samples, in order to identify tumor-specific or patient-specific biomarkers for personalizing treatments...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078989/a-comprehensive-review-of-mtor-inhibiting-pharmacotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-non-infectious-uveitis
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Joshua Blair, Robert Barry, David J Moore, Alastair K Denniston
BACKGROUND: Non-infectious uveitis is a sight-threatening inflammatory disease that often necessitates prolonged use of high-dose corticosteroids, resulting in significant systemic side effects. There is a need for efficacious steroid-sparing immunomodulatory therapy for these patients, and the mTOR inhibitors (sirolimus and everolimus) may be contenders for this role. METHODS: A comprehensive review of preclinical and clinical research on mTOR inhibitors for non-infectious uveitis was performed...
January 11, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073775/dasatinib-changes-immune-cell-profiles-concomitant-with-reduced-tumor-growth-in-several-murine-solid-tumor-models
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Can Hekim, Mette Ilander, Jun Yan, Erin Michaud, Richard Smykla, Markus Vähä-Koskela, Paula Savola, Siri Tähtinen, Leena Saikko, Akseli Hemminki, Panu E Kovanen, Kimmo Porkka, Francis Yf Lee, Satu Mustjoki
Dasatinib, a broad range tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), induces rapid mobilization of lymphocytes and clonal expansion of cytotoxic cells in leukemia patients. Here, we investigated whether dasatinib could induce beneficial immunomodulatory effects in solid tumor models. The effects on tumor growth and on the immune system were studied in four different syngeneic mouse models (B16.OVA melanoma, 1956 sarcoma, MC38 colon, and 4T1 breast carcinoma). Both peripheral blood (PB) and tumor samples were immunophenotyped during treatment...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064019/the-random-co-polymer-glatiramer-acetate-rapidly-kills-primary-human-leukocytes-through-sialic-acid-dependent-cell-membrane-damage
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Stig Hill Christiansen, Xianwei Zhang, Kristian Juul-Madsen, Michael Lykke Hvam, Brian Stougaard Vad, Manja Annette Behrens, Ida Lysgaard Thygesen, Babak Jalilian, Jan Skov Pedersen, Kenneth A Howard, Daniel E Otzen, Thomas Vorup-Jensen
The formulation glatiramer acetate (GA) is widely used in therapy of multiple sclerosis. GA consists of random copolymers of four amino acids, in ratios that produce a predominantly positive charge and an amphipathic character. With the extraordinary complexity of the drug, several pharmacological modes-of-action were suggested, but so far none, which rationalizes the cationicity and amphipathicity as part of the mode-of-action. Here, we report that GA rapidly kills primary human T lymphocytes and, less actively, monocytes...
January 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061994/recommend-maintenance-therapy-with-lenalidomide-in-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Elisabet E Manasanch
Thalidomide was the first immunomodulatory drug used as maintenance after autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in multiple myeloma (MM). This showed improved progression-free survival (PFS) and in some cases, overall survival (OS). Despite this, use of thalidomide was limited due to toxicity and high rates of therapy discontinuation. Lenalidomide, an analog of thalidomide, had a more favorable toxicity profile making its use in maintenance a potential approach. The use of lenalidomide as a maintenance therapy after ASCT in newly diagnosed MM patients has been investigated in four phase III randomized control studies...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061985/multiple-myeloma-epidemiology-and-survival-a-unique-malignancy
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REVIEW
Dickran Kazandjian
Multiple myeloma (MM), although a rare disease, is the second most common hematologic malignancy. It is found in the spectrum of plasma cell dyscrasias, which begins with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) to overt plasma cell leukemia and extramedullary myeloma. MM is associated with significant morbidity due to its end-organ destruction. It is a disease of the older population and its incidence in the African American population is twice that of the European American population. Improvements in the treatment of MM in the past couple of decades, beginning with the use of autologous stem cell transplantation followed by availability of novel treatments such as immunomodulatory drugs (ImIDs) and proteasome inhibitors (PIs) has transformed the natural history of the disease leading to longer survival times...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060354/rapid-quantification-of-mitogen-induced-blastogenesis-in-t-lymphocytes-for-identifying-immunomodulatory-drugs
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Jennifer N Gibson, Pavani Beesetty, Courtney Sulentic, J Ashot Kozak
Lymphocyte proliferation in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation is a readily quantifiable phenomenon useful for testing immunomodulatory (i.e., immunosuppressive or immunostimulatory) chemical compounds and biologics. One of the earliest steps during mitogenesis is cell enlargement or blastogenic transformation, whereupon the cell volume increases before division. It is usually detectable in the first several hours of T-lymphocyte stimulation. Here, we describe a rapid method to quantify blastogenesis in T lymphocytes isolated from mouse spleens and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using an automated cell counter...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058501/-cytokine-neutralization-at-specific-cellular-source-a%C3%A2-new-therapeutic-paradigm-german-version
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A A Kruglov, S A Nedospasov
BACKGROUND: Currently, treatment of autoimmune diseases is based on manipulation of general control mechanisms, including those mediated by immunoregulatory cytokines. This approach is non-curative and may cause unwanted side effects due to numerous beneficial and non-redundant functions of a particular cytokine. METHODS: Techniques of reverse genetics, such as conditional gene targeting, were employed to uncover the contributions of two proinflammatory and immunomodulatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin 6 (IL-6), in various disease states...
January 5, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056114/diagnosis-and-management-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-mayo-stratification-of-macroglobulinemia-and-risk-adapted-therapy-msmart-guidelines-2016
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Prashant Kapoor, Stephen M Ansell, Rafael Fonseca, Asher Chanan-Khan, Robert A Kyle, Shaji K Kumar, Joseph R Mikhael, Thomas E Witzig, Michelle Mauermann, Angela Dispenzieri, Sikander Ailawadhi, A Keith Stewart, Martha Q Lacy, Carrie A Thompson, Francis K Buadi, David Dingli, William G Morice, Ronald S Go, Dragan Jevremovic, Taimur Sher, Rebecca L King, Esteban Braggio, Ann Novak, Vivek Roy, Rhett P Ketterling, Patricia T Greipp, Martha Grogan, Ivana N Micallef, P Leif Bergsagel, Joseph P Colgan, Nelson Leung, Wilson I Gonsalves, Yi Lin, David J Inwards, Suzanne R Hayman, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Patrick B Johnston, Steven J Russell, Svetomir N Markovic, Steven R Zeldenrust, Yi L Hwa, John A Lust, Luis F Porrata, Thomas M Habermann, S Vincent Rajkumar, Morie A Gertz, Craig B Reeder
Importance: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), an IgM-associated lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, has witnessed several practice-altering advances in recent years. With availability of a wider array of therapies, the management strategies have become increasingly complex. Our multidisciplinary team appraised studies published or presented up to December 2015 to provide consensus recommendations for a risk-adapted approach to WM, using a grading system. Observations: Waldenström macroglobulinemia remains a rare, incurable cancer, with a heterogeneous disease course...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054741/antileishmanial-activity-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-tricin-isolated-from-leaves-of-casearia-arborea-salicaceae
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Augusto L Santos, Eduardo S Yamamoto, Luiz Felipe D Passero, Márcia D Laurenti, Ligia F Martins, Marta L Lima, Miriam Uemi, Marisi G Soares, João Henrique G Lago, Andre G Tempone, Patricia Sartorelli
Bioactivity-guided fractionation of antileishmanial active extract from leaves of Casearia arborea led to isolation of three metabolites: tricin (1), 1',6'-di-O-β-D-vanilloyl glucopyranoside (2) and vanillic acid (3). Compound 1 demonstrated the highest activity against the intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania infantum, with an IC50 value of 56 μM. Tricin (1) demonstrated selectivity in mammalian cells (SI > 7) and elicited immunomodulatory effect on host cells. The present work suggests that tricin modulated the respiratory burst of macrophages to a leishmanicidal state, contributing to the parasite elimination...
January 5, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053021/first-in-human-phase-1-study-of-the-oral-inhibitor-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-epacadostat-incb024360-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-malignancies
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Gregory L Beatty, Peter J O'Dwyer, Jason Clark, Jack G Shi, Kevin J Bowman, Peggy Scherle, Robert C Newton, Richard Schaub, Janet Maleski, Lance Leopold, Thomas F Gajewski
PURPOSE: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) catalyzes the degradation of tryptophan to N-formyl-kynurenine. Overexpressed in many solid malignancies, IDO1 can promote tumor escape from host immunosurveillance. This first-in-human phase 1 study investigated the maximum tolerated dose, safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and antitumor activity of epacadostat (INCB024360), a potent and selective inhibitor of IDO1. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients with advanced solid malignancies were treated with epacadostat (50 mg once daily or 50, 100, 300, 400, 500, 600, or 700 mg twice daily [BID]) in a dose-escalation 3 + 3 design and evaluated in 28-day cycles...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052520/ikaros-expression-in-distinct-bone-marrow-cell-populations-as-a-candidate-biomarker-for-outcome-with-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma
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Arnold Bolomsky, Wolfgang Hübl, Stefano Spada, Ercan Müldür, Karin Schlangen, Daniel Heintel, Alberto Rocci, Adalbert Weißmann, Veronique Fritz, Martin Willheim, Niklas Zojer, Antonio Palumbo, Heinz Ludwig
Immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) are a cornerstone in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), but specific markers to predict outcome are still missing. Recent work pointed to a prognostic role for IMiD target genes (e.g. CRBN). Moreover, indirect activity of IMiDs on immune cells correlated with outcome, raising the possibility that cell populations in the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment could serve as biomarkers. We therefore analysed gene expression levels of six IMiD target genes in whole BM samples of 44 myeloma patients treated with lenalidomide-dexamethasone...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052269/observational-study-of-switching-from-natalizumab-to-immunomodulatory-drugs
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Ramón Villaverde-González, Julia Gracia Gil, Angel Pérez Sempere, Jorge Millán Pascual, José Marín Marín, María Carcelén Gadea, Laura Gabaldón Torres, Antonio Moreno Escribano, Antonio Candeliere Merlicco
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) on disease activity rebound in patients discontinuing natalizumab (NTZ). METHODS: Twenty-one patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) treated with NTZ for ≥1 year and who switched to DMDs (glatiramer acetate [GA] or interferon) were followed up for 12 months in clinical practice. Clinical outcomes after NTZ cessation were assessed every 3 months for 1 year and MRI was performed at 12 months...
January 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051217/changes-of-crohn-s-disease-phenotype-over-time
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Afef Ouaz, Monia Fekih, Asma Labidi, Nadia Ben Mustapha, Meriem Serghini, Lilia Zouiten, Jalel Boubaker, Azza Filali
Background - Crohn's disease is a clinically heterogeneous condition. Our aim was to identify the phenotype evolution of Crohn's disease over time according to the Montreal Classification and to precise predictive factors of the need for immunosuppressant treatment or surgery. Methods - We included Crohn's disease patients who were followed up for at least 5 years. We excluded patients who were lost to follow up before five. Patients were classified according to the Montreal classification for phenotype at diagnosis and five years later...
June 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045892/cyclobenzaprine-raises-ros-levels-in-leishmania-infantum-and-reduces-parasite-burden-in-infected-mice
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Edézio Ferreira Cunha-Júnior, Valter Viana Andrade-Neto, Marta Lopes Lima, Thais Alves da Costa-Silva, Andres J Galisteo Junior, Maria A Abengózar, Coral Barbas, Luis Rivas, Elmo Eduardo Almeida-Amaral, Andre Gustavo Tempone, Eduardo Caio Torres-Santos
BACKGROUND: The leishmanicidal action of tricyclic antidepressants has been studied and evidences have pointed that their action is linked to inhibition of trypanothione reductase, a key enzyme in the redox metabolism of pathogenic trypanosomes. Cyclobenzaprine (CBP) is a tricyclic structurally related to the antidepressant amitriptyline, differing only by the presence of a double bond in the central ring. This paper describes the effect of CBP in experimental visceral leishmaniasis, its inhibitory effect in trypanothione reductase and the potential immunomodulatory activity...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043521/interleukin-10-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-during-the-intensive-phase-of-standard-chemotherapy
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Butov Dmytro, Kuzhko Mykhailo, Butova Tetyana Kuzhko
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To study whether interleukin (IL)-10 gene polymorphism is associated with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) during the intensive phase of standard chemotherapy. METHODS: The study comprised 170 individuals in Kharkiv region of Ukraine including 74 patients with pulmonary MDR TB (Group 1), 66 patients without MDR TB (Group 2), and 30 healthy donors (Group 3). Serum level of IL-10 was evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (pg/L)...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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