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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346700/vitamin-d-status-in-wild-toque-macaques-macaca-sinica-in-sri-lanka
#1
Michael L Power, Wolfgang P J Dittus
The vitamin D receptor is found on most cells, including active immune cells, implying that vitamin D has important biological functions beyond calcium metabolism and bone health. Although captive primates should be given a dietary source of vitamin D, under free-living conditions vitamin D is not a required nutrient, but rather is produced in skin when exposed to UV-B light. The circulating level of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) considered adequate for humans is a topic of current controversy. Levels of circulating 25-OH-D sufficient for good health for macaques and other Old World anthropoids are assumed to be the same as human values, but data from free-living animals are scant...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346673/clinical-features-of-bim-deletion-polymorphism-and-its-relation-with-crizotinib-primary-resistance-in-chinese-patients-with-alk-ros1-fusion-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Limin Zhang, Tao Jiang, Xuefei Li, Yan Wang, Chao Zhao, Sha Zhao, Lei Xi, Shijia Zhang, Xiaozhen Liu, Yijun Jia, Hui Yang, Jinpeng Shi, Chunxia Su, Shengxiang Ren, Caicun Zhou
BACKGROUND: The authors' previous study demonstrated that the B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/lymphoma (Bcl-2)-like 11 (BCL2L11) (Bim) deletion polymorphism was associated with poor clinical response to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations. The objective of the current study was to investigate the impact of the Bim deletion polymorphism among patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive or ROS proto-oncogene 1, receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1)-positive NSCLC who were treated with crizotinib...
March 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346517/cd22-is-required-for-formation-of-memory-b-cell-precursors-within-germinal-centers
#3
Craig P Chappell, Kevin E Draves, Edward A Clark
CD22 is a BCR co-receptor that regulates B cell signaling, proliferation and survival and is required for T cell-independent Ab responses. To investigate the role of CD22 during T cell-dependent (TD) Ab responses and memory B cell formation, we analyzed Ag-specific B cell responses generated by wild-type (WT) or CD22-/- B cells following immunization with a TD Ag. CD22-/- B cells mounted normal early Ab responses yet failed to generate either memory B cells or long-lived plasma cells, whereas WT B cells formed both populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346226/a-tlr9-dependent-checkpoint-governs-b-cell-responses-to-dna-containing-antigens
#4
Vishal J Sindhava, Michael A Oropallo, Krishna Moody, Martin Naradikian, Lauren E Higdon, Lin Zhou, Arpita Myles, Nathaniel Green, Kerstin Nündel, William Stohl, Amanda M Schmidt, Wei Cao, Stephanie Dorta-Estremera, Taku Kambayashi, Ann Marshak-Rothstein, Michael P Cancro
Mature B cell pools retain a substantial proportion of polyreactive and self-reactive clonotypes, suggesting that activation checkpoints exist to reduce the initiation of autoreactive B cell responses. Here, we have described a relationship among the B cell receptor (BCR), TLR9, and cytokine signals that regulate B cell responses to DNA-containing antigens. In both mouse and human B cells, BCR ligands that deliver a TLR9 agonist induce an initial proliferative burst that is followed by apoptotic death. The latter mechanism involves p38-dependent G1 cell-cycle arrest and subsequent intrinsic mitochondrial apoptosis and is shared by all preimmune murine B cell subsets and CD27- human B cells...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346099/development-of-novel-cell-lines-for-high-throughput-screening-to-detect-estrogen-related-receptor-alpha-modulators
#5
Christina T Teng, Jui-Hua Hsieh, Jinghua Zhao, Ruili Huang, Menghang Xia, Negin Martin, Xiaohua Gao, Darlene Dixon, Scott S Auerbach, Kristine L Witt, B Alex Merrick
Estrogen-related receptor alpha (ERRα), the first orphan nuclear receptor discovered, is crucial for the control of cellular energy metabolism. ERRα and its coactivator, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α), are required for rapid energy production in response to environmental challenges. They have been implicated in the etiology of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. ERRα also plays a role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer. Identification of compounds that modulate ERRα signaling may elucidate environmental factors associated with these diseases...
January 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345550/recombinant-human-erythropoietin-augments-neovascularization-responses-in-a-neonatal-rat-model-of-premature-brain-damage-by-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-akt-pathway
#6
Da-Fan Yu, Li-Hua Zhu, Li Jiang
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human-erythropoietin (rh-EPO) has therapeutic efficacy for premature infants with brain damage during the active rehabilitation and anti-inflammation. In the present study, we found that the rh-EPO was related to the promotion of neovascularization. Our aim was to investigate whether rh-EPO augments neovascularization in the neonatal rat model of premature brain damage through the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway. METHODS: Postnatal day 5 (PD5), rats underwent permanent ligation of the right common carotid artery and were exposed to hypoxia for 2 h...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345459/n6-isopentenyladenosine-promoted-hela-cell-apoptosis-through-inhibitions-of-akt-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-activated-kinase-1-activation
#7
Miao Li, Yonghao Qi, Jing Wei, Lulu Lu, Xuan Zhao, Lijun Zhou
N6-Isopentenyladenosine, a member of the family of plant hormones, possesses anti-cancer activities on a number of cancer cell lines. However, its mode of action in cervical cancer cell remains poorly understood. Our computational docking studies showed that N6-Isopentenyladenosine could bind with the really interesting new gene domain of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6, which is an ubiquitination E3 ligase. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6-mediated ubiquitination is known to activate both protein kinase B (also known as AKT) and transforming growth factor β-activated kinase 1, and the really interesting new gene domain comprises the core of the ubiquitin ligase catalytic domain...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345004/homology-directed-recombination-for-enhanced-engineering-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells
#8
Malika Hale, Baeckseung Lee, Yuchi Honaker, Wai-Hang Leung, Alexandra E Grier, Holly M Jacobs, Karen Sommer, Jaya Sahni, Shaun W Jackson, Andrew M Scharenberg, Alexander Astrakhan, David J Rawlings
Gene editing by homology-directed recombination (HDR) can be used to couple delivery of a therapeutic gene cassette with targeted genomic modifications to generate engineered human T cells with clinically useful profiles. Here, we explore the functionality of therapeutic cassettes delivered by these means and test the flexibility of this approach to clinically relevant alleles. Because CCR5-negative T cells are resistant to HIV-1 infection, CCR5-negative anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells could be used to treat patients with HIV-associated B cell malignancies...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344995/global-manufacturing-of-car-t-cell-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Bruce L Levine, James Miskin, Keith Wonnacott, Christopher Keir
Immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells has demonstrated high response rates in patients with B cell malignancies, and chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy is now being investigated in several hematologic and solid tumor types. Chimeric antigen receptor T cells are generated by removing T cells from a patient's blood and engineering the cells to express the chimeric antigen receptor, which reprograms the T cells to target tumor cells. As chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy moves into later-phase clinical trials and becomes an option for more patients, compliance of the chimeric antigen receptor T cell manufacturing process with global regulatory requirements becomes a topic for extensive discussion...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344876/2b4-sap-signaling-is-required-for-the-priming-of-naive-cd8-t-cells-by-antigen-expressing-b-cells-and-b-lymphoma-cells
#10
Yu-Hsuan Huang, Kevin Tsai, Sara Y Tan, Sohyeong Kang, Mandy L Ford, Kenneth W Harder, John J Priatel
Mutations in SH2D1A gene that encodes SAP (SLAM-associated protein) result in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP), a rare primary immunodeficiency disease defined by exquisite sensitivity to the B-lymphotropic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and B cell lymphomas. However, the precise mechanism of how the loss of SAP function contributes to extreme vulnerability to EBV and the development of B cell lymphomas remains unclear. Here, we investigate the hypothesis that SAP is critical for CD8(+) T cell immune surveillance of antigen (Ag)-expressing B cells or B lymphoma cells under conditions of defined T cell receptor (TCR) signaling...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344808/safety-tumor-trafficking-and-immunogenicity-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-t-cells-specific-for-tag-72-in-colorectal-cancer
#11
Kristen M Hege, Emily K Bergsland, George A Fisher, John J Nemunaitis, Robert S Warren, James G McArthur, Andy A Lin, Jeffrey Schlom, Carl H June, Stephen A Sherwin
BACKGROUND: T cells engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) have established efficacy in the treatment of B-cell malignancies, but their relevance in solid tumors remains undefined. Here we report results of the first human trials of CAR-T cells in the treatment of solid tumors performed in the 1990s. METHODS: Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) were treated in two phase 1 trials with first-generation retroviral transduced CAR-T cells targeting tumor-associated glycoprotein (TAG)-72 and including a CD3-zeta intracellular signaling domain (CART72 cells)...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344752/involvement-of-cbl-b-mediated-macrophage-inactivation-in-insulin-resistance
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REVIEW
Tomoki Abe, Katsuya Hirasaka, Takeshi Nikawa
Aging and overnutrition cause obesity in rodents and humans. It is well-known that obesity causes various diseases by producing insulin resistance (IR). Macrophages infiltrate the adipose tissue (AT) of obese individuals and cause chronic low-level inflammation associated with IR. Macrophage infiltration is regulated by the chemokines that are released from hypertrophied adipocytes and the immune cells in AT. Saturated fatty acids are recognized by toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and induce inflammatory responses in AT macrophages (ATMs)...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344687/disseminated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-nen-with-an-uncommon-localisation-in-the-central-nervous-system-a-case-report
#13
Joanna Białkowska, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Dorota Mroczkowska, Mariusz Sowa, Łukasz Grabarczyk, Wojciech Maksymowicz, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) are rare neoplasms that originate from neuroendocrine cells and are characterized by the potential of hormonal activity. Approximately 70% of these tumours are located in the gastrointestinal system (GI), followed by the bronchi, endocrine glands-like C cells of the thyroid (medullary carcinoma), the parasympathetic and sympathetic system (paragangliomas, pheochromocytoma) and other very rare locations. The prevalence of cerebral metastases in neuroendocrine tumours is estimated by various authors to be approximately 1...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344594/articular-inflammation-induced-by-an-enzymatically-inactive-lys49-phospholipase-a2-activation-of-endogenous-phospholipases-contributes-to-the-pronociceptive-effect
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Renata Gonçalves Dias, Sandra Coccuzzo Sampaio, Morena Brazil Sant'Anna, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, José María Gutiérrez, Bruno Lomonte, Yara Cury, Gisele Picolo
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is a set of inflammatory conditions that induce aching, stiffness, swelling, pain and may cause functional disability with severe consequences to the patient's lives. These are multi-mediated pathologies that cannot be effectively protected and/or treated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to establish a new model of acute arthritis, using a Lys49-PLA2 (Bothrops asper myotoxin II; MT-II) to induce articular inflammation. METHODS: The articular inflammation was induced by MT-II (10 μg/joint) injection into the left tibio-tarsal or femoral-tibial-patellar joints...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344320/dpp4-truncated-gm-csf-il-3-manifest-distinct-receptor-binding-regulatory-functions-compared-to-their-full-length-forms
#15
H A O'Leary, M Capitano, S Cooper, C Mantel, H S Boswell, R Kapur, B Ramdas, R Chan, L Deng, C-K Qu, H E Broxmeyer
Dipeptidylpeptidase 4 (DPP4/CD26) enzymatically cleaves select penultimate amino acids of proteins, including colony stimulating factors (CSFs), and has been implicated in cellular regulation. To better understand the role of DPP4 regulation of hematopoiesis, we analyzed the activity of DPP4 on the surface of immature blood cells and then comparatively assessed the interactions and functional effects of full-length (FL) and DPP4 truncated factors [(T)-GM-CSF and- IL-3] on both in vitro and in vivo models of normal and leukemic cells...
March 27, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344171/lipopolysaccharide-induced-interleukin-6-production-is-mediated-through-activation-of-erk-1-2-p38-mapk-mek-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-chicken-thrombocytes
#16
C Winkler, F Ferdous, M Dimmick, T Scott
Thrombocytes express Toll-like receptor 4 and apparently use both mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NFKB) pathways for nuclear signaling. However, it is not well known if the same enzyme systems found in mammalian cells are fully functional in chickens. Therefore, kinase inhibitors were used with thrombocytes to block kinases in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated cells to determine if interleukin (IL)-6 expression and production would be diminished...
March 23, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343748/b-cells-expressing-the-iga-receptor-fcrl4-participate-in-the-autoimmune-response-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Khaled Amara, Elizabeth Clay, Lorraine Yeo, Daniel Ramsköld, Julia Spengler, Natalie Sippl, James A Cameron, Lena Israelsson, Philip J Titcombe, Caroline Grönwall, Ilfita Sahbudin, Andrew Filer, Karim Raza, Vivianne Malmström, Dagmar Scheel-Toellner
The clinical efficacy of B cell targeting therapies highlights the pathogenic potential of B cells in inflammatory diseases. Expression of Fc Receptor like 4 (FcRL4) identifies a memory B cell subset, which is enriched in the joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. The high level of RANKL production by this B cell subset indicates a unique pathogenic role. In addition, recent work has identified a role for FcRL4 as an IgA receptor, suggesting a potential function in mucosal immunity...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343293/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-considerations-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-ibrutinib-idelalisib-and-venetoclax
#18
REVIEW
Madeline Waldron, Allison Winter, Brian T Hill
Management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia has changed markedly over the last several years with the emergence of several novel oral agents targeting B-cell receptor and Bcl-2 signaling pathways. For patients requiring treatment, ibrutinib, idelalisib, and venetoclax offer unique clinical benefits with a different set of therapeutic considerations compared with traditional parenteral therapy. Despite the conveniences afforded by oral therapy, these agents also carry unique logistical obstacles. Drug interactions with agents that are metabolized via the cytochrome P450 3A4 pathway are possible with all three agents...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342759/activation-of-epithelial-stat1-by-interleukin-28-controls-mucosal-healing-in-mice-with-colitis-and-is-increased-in-mucosa-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
Mircea T Chiriac, Barbara Buchen, Alexandra Wandersee, Gheorghe Hundorfean, Claudia Günther, Yvonne Bourjau, Sean E Doyle, Benjamin Frey, Arif B Ekici, Christian Büttner, Benno Weigmann, Raja Atreya, Stefan Wirtz, Christoph Becker, Jürgen Siebler, Markus F Neurath
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We investigated the roles of interleukin 28A (also called IL28A or interferon lambda 2) in intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) activation, studying its effects in mouse models of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and intestinal mucosal healing. METHODS: Colitis was induced in C57BL/6JCrl mice (controls), mice with intestinal epithelial cell-specific disruption of Stat1 (Stat1IEC-KO), mice with disruption of the interferon lambda receptor 1 gene (Il28ra-/-), and mice with disruption of the interferon regulatory factor 3 gene (Irf3-/-), with or without disruption of Irf7 (Irf7-/-)...
March 22, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342669/extended-protection-capabilities-of-an-immature-dendritic-cell-targeting-malaria-sporozoite-vaccine
#20
Kun Luo, Fidel Zavala, James Gordy, Hong Zhang, Richard B Markham
Mouse studies evaluating candidate malaria vaccines have typically examined protective efficacy over the relatively short time frames of several weeks after the final of multiple immunizations. The current study examines the protective ability in a mouse model system of a novel protein vaccine construct in which the adjuvant polyinosinic polycytidilic acid (poly(I:C)) is used in combination with a vaccine in which the immature dendritic cell targeting chemokine, macrophage inflammatory protein 3 alpha (MIP3α), is fused to the circumsporozoite protein (CSP) of Plasmodium falciparum (P...
March 22, 2017: Vaccine
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