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Plasmacytoid dendritic cells cancer

Karl-Ludwig Bruchhage, Sabrina Heinrichs, Barbara Wollenberg, Ralph Pries
It has been shown that head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are infiltrated by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). The HNSCC TH2 biased microenvironment leads to strong alterations of the cellular functions of pDC and thus impairs the initiation and function of adequate immune responses. In this work we comprehensively analyzed the capacity of CpG-oligonucleotides to activate interferon (IFN)-α secretion of human pDC in the presence of HNSCC. IFN-α secretion was measured using the ELISA Technique...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Masaya Kanayama, Yukiko Kato, Toshikazu Tsuji, Yuki Konoeda, Akiko Hashimoto, Osamu Kanauchi, Toshio Fujii, Daisuke Fujiwara
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) play a key role in the immune response against viruses. In addition, recent research has suggested that pDCs possess direct and indirect tumoricidal activities. We previously found that a lactic acid bacteria strain, Lactococcus lactis JCM 5805 (LC-Plasma), stimulated pDCs and prevented viral infection in mouse and human studies. Meanwhile, emulsifiers have recently been highlighted as candidate adjuvants for some viral vaccines and cancer immunotherapies. In this study, we discovered some specific emulsifiers, mainly consisting of sucrose fatty acid esters, that drastically enhance the potency of LC-Plasma to activate pDCs in vitro...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Solana Alculumbre, Salvatore Raieli, Caroline Hoffmann, Rabie Chelbi, François-Xavier Danlos, Vassili Soumelis
Plasmacytoid pre-dendritic cells (pDC) are a specialized DC population with a great potential to produce large amounts of type I interferon (IFN). pDC are involved in the initiation of antiviral immune responses through their interaction with innate and adaptive immune cell populations. In a context-dependent manner, pDC activation can induce their differentiation into mature DC able to induce both T cell activation or tolerance. In this review, we described pDC functions during immune responses and their implication in the clearance or pathogenicity of human diseases during infection, autoimmunity, allergy and cancer...
February 11, 2018: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Yuji Masuta, Takuya Yamamoto, Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, Tomohiro Kanuma, Eiko Moriishi, Kouji Kobiyama, Kenji Mizuguchi, Yasuhiro Yasutomi, Ken J Ishii
The priming, boosting, and restoration of memory cytotoxic CD8+ T lymphocytes by vaccination or immunotherapy in vivo is an area of active research. Particularly, nucleic acid-based compounds have attracted attention due to their ability to elicit strong Ag-specific CTL responses as a vaccine adjuvant. Nucleic acid-based compounds have been shown to act as anticancer monotherapeutic agents even without coadministration of cancer Ag(s); however, so far they have lacked efficacy in clinical trials. We recently developed a second-generation TLR9 agonist, a humanized CpG DNA (K3) complexed with schizophyllan (SPG), K3-SPG, a nonagonistic Dectin-1 ligand...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Maria Margarete Karsten, Sabine Enders, Julia Knabl, Verena Kirn, Peter Düwell, Brigitte Rack, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Doris Mayr, Darius Dian
PURPOSE: In 2005, Breuing et al. first described the use of acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) in breast cancer patients. ADMs are assumed to be safe to use in an oncologic setting, but data from controlled studies are still needed. Here, we investigate the effects of ADMs on the production of interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-12, key regulators of immune suppression and activation. METHODS: Strattice (ST), CollaMend (CM), and Biodesign (BD) biologic meshes and TiLoop, a synthetic mesh (TL), were used in this study...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Frances E Pearson, Karshing Chang, Yoshihito Minoda, Ingrid M Leal Rojas, Oscar L Haigh, Ghazal Daraj, Kirsteen M Tullett, Kristen J Radford
Mice reconstituted with human hematopoietic stem cells are valuable models to study aspects of the human immune system in vivo. We describe a humanized mouse model (hu mice) in which fully functional human CD141+ and CD1c+ myeloid and CD123+ plasmacytoid dendritic cells (DC) develop from human cord blood CD34+ cells in immunodeficient mice. CD141+ DC are the human equivalents of murine CD8+ /CD103+ DC which are essential for the induction of tumor-inhibitory cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses, making them attractive targets to exploit for the development of new cancer immunotherapies...
January 18, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
James T Gordy, Kun Luo, Brian Francica, Charles Drake, Richard B Markham
The chemokine MIP3α (CCL20) binds to CCR6 on immature dendritic cells. Vaccines fusing MIP3α to gp100 have been shown to be effective in therapeutically reducing melanoma tumor burden and prolonging survival in a mouse model. Other studies have provided evidence that interleukin-10 (IL-10) neutralizing antibodies (αIL-10) enhance immunologic melanoma therapies by modulating the tolerogenic tumor microenvironment. In the current study, we have utilized the B16F10 syngeneic mouse melanoma model to demonstrate for the first time that a therapy neutralizing IL-10 enhances the antitumor efficacy of a MIP3α-gp100 DNA vaccine, leading to significantly smaller tumors, slower growing tumors, and overall increases in mouse survival...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
Jiabo Di, Meng Zhuang, Hong Yang, Beihai Jiang, Zaozao Wang, Xiangqian Su
Background: Left-sided and right-sided colon cancers (LCCs and RCCs, respectively) differ in their epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetic and epigenetic alterations, molecular pathways and prognosis. Notably, immune response gene expression profiles have been shown to differ between patients with LCC and patients with RCC. The immune system plays an important role in tumor immunosurveillance, and there is increasing evidence that peripheral blood immune cells have a profound influence on tumor prognosis...
2017: PeerJ
Joel Crespo, Linda Vatan, Tomasz Maj, Rebecca Liu, Ilona Kryczek, Weiping Zou
CD28H is a newly discovered co-receptor of the human B7 family. CD28H interacts with its ligand B7-H5 and regulates T cell response. Here we showed that CD28H was not expressed on granulocytes, monocytes, myeloid dendritic cells (MDCs), and B cells, but constitutively expressed with moderate levels on memory T cells and with high levels on naïve T cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), natural killer (NK) cells, and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) in human peripheral blood. Similar CD28H+ cell profile existed in secondary lymphoid organs and pathological tissues including multiple types of cancers...
2017: Oncoimmunology
Damien Carignan, Sabine Herblot, Marie-Ève Laliberté-Gagné, Marilène Bolduc, Michel Duval, Pierre Savard, Denis Leclerc
Rod-shaped virus-like nanoparticles (VLNP) made of papaya mosaic virus (PapMV) coat proteins (CP) self-assembled around a single stranded RNA (ssRNA) were showed to be a TLR7 agonist. Their utilization as an immune modulator in cancer immunotherapy was shown to be promising. To establish a clinical relevance in human for PapMV VLNP, we showed that stimulation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) with VLNP induces the secretion of interferon alpha (IFNα) and other pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
November 8, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Naveen Pemmaraju, Audun Utengen, Vikas Gupta, Michael A Thompson, Andrew A Lane
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of Twitter, one of the most commonly engaged social media platforms in the world, is increasing among the general public. Notably, this trend has also been observed among those involved in the healthcare field. With its ability to readily connect diverse groups of stakeholders in a given area of interest, Twitter has become a focal point for those involved in increasing awareness and information exchange in orphan disease fields. Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare, aggressive hematologic malignancy with generally poor long-term outcomes for adult patients and no standard therapeutic guidelines...
December 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Charlotte M Huijts, Saskia J Santegoets, Tamarah D de Jong, Henk M Verheul, Tanja D de Gruijl, Hans J van der Vliet
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a crucial kinase present in all cells. Besides its role in the regulation of cell-growth, proliferation, angiogenesis, and survival of malignant tumors, mTOR additionally plays an important role in immune regulation by controlling the balance between effector T cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs). This critically affects the suppressive state of the immune system. Here, the systemic immunological effects of everolimus treatment were comprehensively investigated in five patients with metastatic renal cell cancer...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
David A Anderson, Kenneth M Murphy, Carlos G Briseño
The study of murine dendritic cell (DC) development has been integral to the identification of specialized DC subsets that have unique requirements for their form and function. Advances in the field have also provided a framework for the identification of human DC counterparts, which appear to have conserved mechanisms of development and function. Multiple transcription factors are expressed in unique combinations that direct the development of classical DCs (cDCs), which include two major subsets known as cDC1s and cDC2s, and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs)...
September 29, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
Emma M Carrington, David M Tarlinton, Daniel H Gray, Nicholas D Huntington, Yifan Zhan, Andrew M Lew
Targeting survival mechanisms of immune cells may provide an avenue for immune intervention to dampen unwanted responses (e.g. autoimmunity, immunopathology and transplant rejection) or enhance beneficial ones (e.g. immune deficiency, microbial defence and cancer immunotherapy). The selective survival mechanisms of the various immune cell types also avails the possibility of specific tailoring of such interventions. Here, we review the role of the BCL-2 anti-apoptotic family members (BCL-2, BCL-XL, BCL-W, MCL-1 and A1) on cell death/survival of the major immune cell types, for example, T, NK, B, dendritic cell (DC) lineages...
November 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
K Bratke, L Fritz, F Nokodian, K Geißler, K Garbe, M Lommatzsch, J C Virchow
BACKGROUND: Targeting PD-1/PD-1 ligand signalling is an established treatment option for cancer. The role of these molecules in allergic asthma has been investigated in several mouse studies yielding conflicting results. However, human studies investigating the expression and regulation of PD-1 and its ligands in allergic inflammation are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the expression and regulation of PD-1 and its ligands in human allergic asthma. METHODS: The well-established human asthma model of segmental allergen challenge (SAC) was used to analyse the regulation of PD-1 and its ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 on T lymphocytes and dendritic cells by flow cytometry...
November 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Samer Bazzi, Helmout Modjtahedi, Satvinder Mudan, Marcel Achkar, Charles Akle, Georges M Bahr
Heat-killed (HK) Mycobacterium obuense is a novel immunomodulator, currently undergoing clinical evaluation as an immunotherapeutic agent in the treatment of cancer. Here, we examined the effect of in vitro exposure to HK M. obuense on the expression of different categories of surface receptors on human blood myeloid (m) and plasmacytoid (p) DCs. Moreover, we have characterized the cytokine and chemokine secretion patterns of purified total blood DCs stimulated with HK M. obuense. HK M. obuense significantly up-regulated the expression of CD11c, CD80, CD83, CD86, CD274 and MHC class II in whole-blood mDCs and CD80, CD123 and MHC class II in whole-blood pDCs...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
Rachel Cant, Angus G Dalgleish, Rachel L Allen
The opioid antagonist naltrexone hydrochloride has been suggested to be a potential therapy at low dosage for multiple inflammatory conditions and cancers. Little is known about the immune-modulating effects of naltrexone, but an effect on the activity of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been reported. We analyzed the effects of naltrexone hydrochloride on IL-6 secretion by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in vitro following stimulation with ligands for TLR4 and for the intracellular receptors TLR7, TLR8, and TLR9...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Ana Carolina Amorim Pellicioli, Lynne Bingle, Paula Farthing, Márcio Ajudarte Lopes, Manoela Domingues Martins, Pablo Agustin Vargas
Oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) can arise from potentially malignant disorders, such as leukoplakia. The immune system plays an important role recognizing tumour precursor cells. However, due to immuno-editing mechanisms cancer cells are able to escape immune system surveillance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the profile of dendritic (Langerhans and plasmacytoid) and T cells in OSCC and oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) and correlate these findings with clinical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty cases of OSCC and 48 of OED were immunostained for CD1a and CD83 dendritic Langerhans cells (DLC), CD303 plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) and CD8 followed by quantitative analysis...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Lauren B Kinner-Bibeau, Abigail L Sedlacek, Michelle N Messmer, Simon C Watkins, Robert J Binder
Immune responses primed by endogenous heat shock proteins, specifically gp96, can be varied, and mechanisms controlling these responses have not been defined. Immunization with low doses of gp96 primes T helper type 1 (Th1) immune responses, whereas high-dose immunization primes responses characterized by regulatory T (Treg) cells and immunosuppression. Here we show gp96 preferentially engages conventional and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) under low and high doses, respectively, through CD91. Global DNMT-dependent epigenetic modifications lead to changes in protein expression within these antigen-presenting cells...
May 31, 2017: Nature Communications
A Ray, D S Das, Y Song, V Macri, P Richardson, C L Brooks, D Chauhan, K C Anderson
Novel therapies for multiple myeloma (MM) can target mechanism(s) in the host-MM bone marrow (BM) microenvironment mediating MM progression and chemoresistance. Our studies showed increased numbers of tumor-promoting, immunosuppressive and drug-resistant plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) in the MM BM microenvironment. pDC-MM cell interactions upregulate interleukin-3 (IL-3), which stimulates both pDC survival and MM cell growth. Since IL-3 R is highly expressed on pDCs in the MM BM milieu, we here targeted pDCs using a novel IL-3 R-targeted therapeutic SL-401...
December 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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