Read by QxMD icon Read

Plasmacytoid dendritic cells cancer

Hirotsugu Nagase, Tomohira Takeoka, Shinya Urakawa, Akiko Morimoto-Okazawa, Atsunari Kawashima, Kota Iwahori, Shuji Takiguchi, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa, Eiichi Sato, Shimon Sakaguchi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki, Hisashi Wada
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have an immunosuppressive role in the tumor microenvironment. Since effector Tregs (eTregs), which have highly suppressive functions, are located in a subpopulation of Foxp3(+) CD4(+) Tregs, the TCR-inducible costimulatory receptor (ICOS) was applied as a marker of eTregs that infiltrated gastric cancer tissue and the induction pathway of ICOS(+) Foxp3(+) cells was analyzed by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. In tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), ICOS(+) Foxp3(+) CD4(+) T cells were abundantly observed in the late stages of gastric cancer...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
John W Upham, Yang Xi
Dendritic cells (DC) are potent antigen presenting cells. Because of their particular ability to initiate and regulate cell mediated and humoral immune responses, there is considerable interest in the role that DC play in the pathogenesis of various lung diseases, especially those in which there is an excessive immune response to specific antigens (as in asthma) or a deficient immune response (as in lung cancer). A number of DC subpopulations have been defined in the lungs including myeloid or conventional DC that initiate T-cell immunity and antibody production, and plasmacytoid DC that have an important role in anti-viral immunity and immune tolerance...
October 8, 2016: Chest
Basil Schaheen, Emily A Downs, Vlad Serbulea, Camila C P Almenara, Michael Spinosa, Gang Su, Yunge Zhao, Prasad Srikakulapu, Cherié Butts, Coleen A McNamara, Norbert Leitinger, Gilbert R Upchurch, Akshaya K Meher, Gorav Ailawadi
OBJECTIVE: B-cell depletion therapy is widely used for treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases. B cells are abundant in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA); however, it is unknown whether B-cell depletion therapy affects AAA growth. Using experimental models of murine AAA, we aim to examine the effect of B-cell depletion on AAA formation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Wild-type or apolipoprotein E-knockout mice were treated with mouse monoclonal anti-CD20 or control antibodies and subjected to an elastase perfusion or angiotensin II infusion model to induce AAA, respectively...
September 15, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Tae Whan Kim, Seunghee Hong, Yin Lin, Elise Murat, HyeMee Joo, Taeil Kim, Virginia Pascual, Yong-Jun Liu
Type I IFNs are crucial mediators of human innate and adaptive immunity and are massively produced from plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). IFN regulatory factor (IRF)7 is a critical regulator of type I IFN production when pathogens are detected by TLR 7/9 in pDC. However, hyperactivation of pDC can cause life-threatening autoimmune diseases. To avoid the deleterious effects of aberrant pDC activation, tight regulation of IRF7 is required. Nonetheless, the detailed mechanisms of how IRF7 transcription is regulated in pDC are still elusive...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Stefania Di Blasio, Inge M N Wortel, Diede A G van Bladel, Laura E de Vries, Tjitske Duiveman-de Boer, Kuntal Worah, Nienke de Haas, Sonja I Buschow, I Jolanda M de Vries, Carl G Figdor, Stanleyson V Hato
Chemotherapeutics, including the platinum compounds oxaliplatin (OXP) and cisplatin (CDDP), are standard care of treatment for cancer. Although chemotherapy has long been considered immunosuppressive, evidence now suggests that certain cytotoxic agents can efficiently stimulate antitumor responses, through the induction of a form of apoptosis, called immunogenic cell death (ICD). ICD is characterized by exposure of calreticulin and heat shock proteins (HSPs), secretion of ATP and release of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1)...
August 2016: Oncoimmunology
Tim J A Hutten, Soley Thordardottir, Hanny Fredrix, Lisanne Janssen, Rob Woestenenk, Jurjen Tel, Ben Joosten, Alessandra Cambi, Mirjam H M Heemskerk, Gerben M Franssen, Otto C Boerman, Lex B H Bakker, Joop H Jansen, Nicolaas Schaap, Harry Dolstra, Willemijn Hobo
Potent immunotherapies are urgently needed to boost antitumor immunity and control disease in cancer patients. As dendritic cells (DCs) are the most powerful APCs, they are an attractive means to reinvigorate T cell responses. An appealing strategy to use the effective Ag processing and presentation machinery, T cell stimulation and cross-talk capacity of natural DC subsets is in vivo tumor Ag delivery. In this context, endocytic C-type lectin receptors are attractive targeting molecules. In this study, we investigated whether CLEC12A efficiently delivers tumor Ags into human DC subsets, facilitating effective induction of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell responses...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Xia Guo, Shi-You Chen
Dedicator of cytokinesis 2 (DOCK2) is a CDM family protein containing DOCK homology region (DHR) -1 and DHR-2, Src-homology 3 (SH3) domain, and C-terminal polybasic amino acid cluster. The CDM family consists of 11 mammalian members and is classified into four subfamilies, the DOCK-A, -B, -C, and -D. DOCK2 is a member of DOCK-A subfamily and an atypical guanine exchange factor regulating the loading of GTP to activate Rac. It is primarily found in peripheral blood, spleen, and thymus and mainly expressed in lymphocytes and macrophages of various organs...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Naveen Pemmaraju, Vikas Gupta, Michael A Thompson, Andrew A Lane
The incorporation of Internet resources and the use of social media among patients, clinicians, advocates, and researchers in the field of hematology and oncology are growing in importance. Utilization of online information sharing is rising, especially among those involved in rare blood cancer fields, which have generally featured a paucity of reliable, updated information. In particular, blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), an uncommon, but highly aggressive hematologic malignancy, is one example of a cancer with limited information readily available to the general public...
August 4, 2016: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Clara Lawler, Cindy S E Tan, J Pedro Simas, Philip G Stevenson
UNLABELLED: Gammaherpesviruses establish persistent, systemic infections and cause cancers. Murid herpesvirus 4 (MuHV-4) provides a unique window into the early events of host colonization. It spreads via lymph nodes. While dendritic cells (DC) pass MuHV-4 to lymph node B cells, subcapsular sinus macrophages (SSM), which capture virions from the afferent lymph, restrict its spread. Understanding how this restriction works offers potential clues to a more comprehensive defense. Type I interferon (IFN-I) blocked SSM lytic infection and reduced lytic cycle-independent viral reporter gene expression...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Virology
R King, C Tuthill
Thymosin alpha 1 (Ta1) is a peptide originally isolated from thymic tissue as the compound responsible for restoring immune function to thymectomized mice. Ta1 has a pleiotropic mechanism of action, affecting multiple immune cell subsets that are involved in immune suppression. Ta1 acts through Toll-like receptors in both myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells, leading to activation and stimulation of signaling pathways and initiation of production of immune-related cytokines. Due to the immune stimulating effects of Ta1, the compound would be expected to show utility for treatment of immune suppression, whether related to aging or to diseases such as infection or cancer...
2016: Vitamins and Hormones
Michal Mego, Hui Gao, Evan N Cohen, Simone Anfossi, Antonio Giordano, Sanda Tin, Tamer M Fouad, Ugo De Giorgi, Mario Giuliano, Wendy A Woodward, Ricardo H Alvarez, Vicente Valero, Naoto T Ueno, Gabriel N Hortobagyi, Massimo Cristofanilli, James M Reuben
CTCs are involved in tumor dissemination and are an independent prognostic factor in primary and metastatic breast cancer patients. Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most efficient antigen presenting cells and are comprised of plasmacytoid-(pDC) and myeloid-(mDC) derived DC subsets. This study aimed to correlate CTC counts with the peripheral blood DC immunophenotypes and functions of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) patients. This study included 65 IBC patients. Peripheral blood (PB) was obtained from patients prior to starting a new line of chemotherapy for CTCs enumeration by CellSearch® and DC phenotype and function by flow cytometry; the characteristics of DCs were then correlated with CTC counts and clinical outcome...
June 25, 2016: Oncotarget
Steve Boudewijns, Martine Bloemendal, Winald R Gerritsen, I Jolanda M de Vries, Gerty Schreibelt
Dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in the induction of antitumor immunity. Therefore, they are used as anti-cancer vaccines in clinical studies in various types of cancer. DC vaccines are generally well tolerated and able to induce antigen-specific T cell responses in melanoma patients. After DC vaccinations, functional tumor-specific T cells are more frequently detected in stage III melanoma patients, as compared to patients with advanced melanoma, indicating that the tumor load influences immunological responses...
June 20, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Lena M Kranz, Mustafa Diken, Heinrich Haas, Sebastian Kreiter, Carmen Loquai, Kerstin C Reuter, Martin Meng, Daniel Fritz, Fulvia Vascotto, Hossam Hefesha, Christian Grunwitz, Mathias Vormehr, Yves Hüsemann, Abderraouf Selmi, Andreas N Kuhn, Janina Buck, Evelyna Derhovanessian, Richard Rae, Sebastian Attig, Jan Diekmann, Robert A Jabulowsky, Sandra Heesch, Jessica Hassel, Peter Langguth, Stephan Grabbe, Christoph Huber, Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin
Lymphoid organs, in which antigen presenting cells (APCs) are in close proximity to T cells, are the ideal microenvironment for efficient priming and amplification of T-cell responses. However, the systemic delivery of vaccine antigens into dendritic cells (DCs) is hampered by various technical challenges. Here we show that DCs can be targeted precisely and effectively in vivo using intravenously administered RNA-lipoplexes (RNA-LPX) based on well-known lipid carriers by optimally adjusting net charge, without the need for functionalization of particles with molecular ligands...
June 1, 2016: Nature
Jithendra Kini Bailur, Brigitte Gueckel, Graham Pawelec
BACKGROUND: Identifying immune markers in blood that are informative for breast cancer patient survival would not only be useful for prognosis but might also provide mechanistic insights into processes facilitating survival. METHODS: We phenotyped circulating plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs), myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and regulatory T-cells in relation to T-cell responses to Her-2 in vitro in 75 untreated breast cancer patients 28-87 years of age at diagnosis...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Jose R Conejo-Garcia, Melanie R Rutkowski, Juan R Cubillos-Ruiz
Dendritic cells (DCs) with robust immunosuppressive activity are commonly found in the microenvironment of advanced solid tumors. These innate immune cells are generically termed regulatory DCs and include various subsets such as plasmacytoid, conventional and monocyte-derived/inflammatory populations whose normal function is subverted by tumor-derived signals. This review summarizes recent findings on the nature and function of regulatory DCs, their relationship with other myeloid subsets and unique therapeutic opportunities to abrogate malignant progression through their targeting...
August 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Katherine Upchurch, SangKon Oh, HyeMee Joo
Dendritic cells (DCs) are major antigen-presenting cells (APCs) that can induce and control host immune responses. DCs express pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which can translate external and internal triggers into different types of T cell responses. The types of CD4(+) T cell responses elicited by DCs (e.g., Th1, Th2, Th17, Th21, Th22 and regulatory T cells (Tregs)) are associated with either host immunity or inflammatory diseases, including allergic diseases and autoimmune diseases. In particular, the pathogenic functions of Th2-type T cells in allergic immune disorders have been well documented, although Th2-type T cell responses are crucial for immunity against certain parasite infections...
January 1, 2016: Receptors & Clinical Investigation
Jurjen Tel, Rutger Koornstra, Nienke de Haas, Vincent van Deutekom, Harm Westdorp, Steve Boudewijns, Nielka van Erp, Stefania Di Blasio, Winald Gerritsen, Carl G Figdor, I Jolanda M de Vries, Stanleyson V Hato
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and its incidence is progressively increasing. The introductions of immunotherapy and targeted therapies have tremendously improved the treatment of melanoma. Selective inhibition of BRAF by vemurafenib results in objective clinical responses in around 50 % of patients suffering from BRAFV600 mutated melanoma. However, drug resistance often results in hampering long-term tumor control. Alternatively, immunotherapy by vaccination with natural dendritic cells (nDCs) demonstrated long-term tumor control in a proportion of patients...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Elena Arellano-Orden, Carmen Calero-Acuña, Nicolás Moreno-Mata, Lourdes Gómez-Izquierdo, Verónica Sánchez-López, Cecilia López-Ramírez, Daniela Tobar, José Luis López-Villalobos, Cesar Gutiérrez, Ana Blanco-Orozco, José Luis López-Campos
BACKGROUND: Conflicting data exist on the role of pulmonary dendritic cells (DCs) and their maturation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Herein, we investigated whether disease severity and smoking status could affect the distribution and maturation of DCs in lung tissues of patients undergoing elective pneumectomy or lobectomy for suspected primary lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 75 consecutive patients were included...
2016: PloS One
Simone P Sittig, Ghaith Bakdash, Jorieke Weiden, Annette E Sköld, Jurjen Tel, Carl G Figdor, I Jolanda M de Vries, Gerty Schreibelt
Dendritic cells (DCs) are central players of immune responses; they become activated upon infection or inflammation and migrate to lymph nodes, where they can initiate an antigen-specific immune response by activating naive T cells. Two major types of naturally occurring DCs circulate in peripheral blood, namely, myeloid and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs). Myeloid DCs (mDCs) can be subdivided based on the expression of either CD1c or CD141. These human DC subsets differ in surface marker expression, Toll-like receptor (TLR) repertoire, and transcriptional profile, suggesting functional differences between them...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Ilan Volovitz, Susanne Melzer, Sarah Amar, József Bocsi, Merav Bloch, Sol Efroni, Zvi Ram, Attila Tárnok
Dendritic cells (DC) are the most potent and versatile antigen-presenting cells (APC) in the immune system. DC have an exceptional ability to comprehend the immune context of a captured antigen based on molecular signals identified from its vicinity. The analyzed information is then conveyed to other immune effector cells. Such capability enables DC to play a pivotal role in mediating either an immunogenic response or immune tolerance towards an acquired antigen. This review summarizes current knowledge on DC in the context of human tumors...
2016: International Reviews of Immunology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"