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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779322/-impact-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-prophylaxis-duration-on-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation
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Y Q Sun, X J Huang, L P Xu, X H Zhang, C H Yan, K Y Liu, Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the impact of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) prophylaxis duration on acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) using 'Beijing Protocol'. Methods: Adult patients (≥14 years) received haplo-HSCT in Peking University Institute of Hematology from Sep, 2016 to Mar, 2017 were retrospectively reviewed if they fulfilled the criterias: ①diagnosed with hematological maligancies; ②standard-risk status at haplo-HSCT. A total of 237 patients [including 102 patients with long MMF duration (defined as started on day -9 with 100 mg/d, adjusted to 500 mg/d from day +30 and discontinued on day +45 to +60 or occurrence of CMV/EBV reactivation or late-onset hemorrhagic cytitis), and 135 patients with short MMF duration (defined as started on day -9 with 500 mg/d and discontinued on the day achieved neutrophil engraftment)] were reviewed...
April 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769697/establishment-of-a-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-line-capable-of-undergoing-lytic-epstein-barr-virus-reactivation
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Yim Ling Yip, Weitao Lin, Wen Deng, Lin Jia, Kwok Wai Lo, Pierre Busson, Benjamin Vérillaud, Xuefeng Liu, Chi Man Tsang, Maria Li Lung, Sai Wah Tsao
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects more than 90% of the adult human population. Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is common in Southeast Asia, with a particularly high incidence among southern Chinese. The EBV genome can be detected in practically all cancer cells in undifferentiated NPC. The role of EBV in pathogenesis of undifferentiated NPC remains elusive. NPC cell lines are known to be difficult to establish in culture. The EBV+ve NPC cell lines, even if established in culture, rapidly lost their EBV episomes upon prolonged propagation...
May 16, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754771/epstein-barr-virus-specific-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-for-treatment-of-epstein-barr-virus-related-malignant-lymphoma
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Lisa-Marie Pfeffermann, Verena Pfirrmann, Sabine Huenecke, Melanie Bremm, Halvard Bonig, Hans-Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Klingebiel, Peter Bader, Eva Rettinger
BACKGROUND: Prolonged immunosuppression or delayed T-cell recovery may favor Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection or reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), which can lead to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and high-grade malignant B-cell lymphoma. Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells with dual specific anti-tumor and virus-specific cellular immunity may be applied in this context. METHODS: CIK cells with EBV-specificity were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), expanded in the presence of interferon-γ, anti-CD3, interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-15 and were pulsed twice with EBV consensus peptide pool...
May 10, 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743075/clinical-grade-generation-of-peptide-stimulated-cmv-ebv-specific-t-cells-from-g-csf-mobilized-stem-cell-grafts
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Regina Gary, Michael Aigner, Stephanie Moi, Stefanie Schaffer, Anja Gottmann, Stefanie Maas, Robert Zimmermann, Jürgen Zingsem, Julian Strobel, Andreas Mackensen, Josef Mautner, Andreas Moosmann, Armin Gerbitz
BACKGROUND: A major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aSCT) is the reactivation of herpesviruses such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Both viruses cause significant mortality and compromise quality of life after aSCT. Preventive transfer of virus-specific T cells can suppress reactivation by re-establishing functional antiviral immune responses in immunocompromised hosts. METHODS: We have developed a good manufacturing practice protocol to generate CMV/EBV-peptide-stimulated T cells from leukapheresis products of G-CSF mobilized and non-mobilized donors...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735483/inability-to-detect-cross-reactive-memory-t-cells-challenges-the-frequency-of-heterologous-immunity-among-common-viruses
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Louise C Rowntree, Thi H O Nguyen, Hanim Halim, Anthony W Purcell, Jamie Rossjohn, Stephanie Gras, Tom C Kotsimbos, Nicole A Mifsud
Human memory T cells that cross-react with epitopes from unrelated viruses can potentially modulate immune responses to subsequent infections by a phenomenon termed heterologous immunity. However, it is unclear whether similarities in structure rather than sequence underpin heterologous T cell cross-reactivity. In this study, we aimed to explore the mechanism of heterologous immunity involving immunodominant epitopes derived from common viruses restricted to high-frequency HLA allotypes (HLA-A*02:01, -B*07:02, and -B*08:01)...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729943/phenotype-penetrance-and-treatment-of-133-ctla-4-insufficient-individuals
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Charlotte Schwab, Annemarie Gabrysch, Peter Olbrich, Virginia Patiño, Klaus Warnatz, Daniel Wolff, Akihiro Hoshino, Masao Kobayashi, Kohsuke Imai, Masatoshi Takagi, Ingunn Dybedal, Jamanda A Haddock, David Sansom, Jose M Lucena, Maximilian Seidl, Annette Schmitt-Gräff, Veronika Reiser, Florian Emmerich, Natalie Frede, Alla Bulashevska, Ulrich Salzer, Desirée Schubert, Seiichi Hayakawa, Satoshi Okada, Maria Kanariou, Zeynep Yesim Kucuk, Hugo Chapdelaine, Lenka Petruzelkova, Zdenek Sumnik, Anna Sediva, Mary Slatter, Peter D Arkwright, Andrew Cant, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Thomas Giese, Vassilios Lougaris, Alessandro Plebani, Christina Price, Kathleen E Sullivan, Michel Moutschen, Jiri Litzman, Tomas Freiberger, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Mike Recher, Michael H Albert, Fabian Hauck, Suranjith Seneviratne, Jana Pachlopnik Schmid, Antonios Kolios, Gary Unglik, Christian Klemann, Carsten Speckmann, Stephan Ehl, Alan Leichtner, Richard Blumberg, Andre Franke, Scott Snapper, Sebastian Zeissig, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Lisa Giulino-Roth, Olivier Elemento, Gregor Dückers, Tim Niehues, Eva Fronkova, Veronika Kanderová, Craig D Platt, Janet Chou, Talal Chatila, Raif Geha, Elizabeth McDermott, Su Bunn, Monika Kurzai, Ansgar Schulz, Laia Alsina, Ferran Casals, Angela Deyà-Martinez, Sophie Hambleton, Hirokazu Kanegane, Kjetil Taskén, Olaf Neth, Bodo Grimbacher
BACKGROUND: Cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte-antigen-4 (CTLA-4) is a negative immune regulator. Heterozygous CTLA4 germline mutations can cause a complex immune dysregulation syndrome in humans. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the penetrance, the clinical features and the best treatment options in 133 CTLA4 mutation carriers. METHODS: Genetics, clinical features, laboratory values, and outcome of treatment options were assessed in a worldwide cohort of CTLA4 mutation carriers...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729061/side-effects-and-efficacy-of-renal-sparing-immunosuppression-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-matched-cohort-study
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Christoph Leiskau, Jeremy Rajanayagam, Eva-Doreen Pfister, Imeke Goldschmidt, Norman Junge, André Karch, Christian Lerch, Nicolas Richter, Frank Lehner, Harald Schrem, Ulrich Baumann
Immunosuppressive combination therapy with MMF can reduce CNI associated nephrotoxicity. We investigated effectiveness and safety of de novo MMF-tacrolimus based immunosuppression after pLTx. Patients after pLTx receiving immunosuppression with MMF/tacrolimus (MMF/TAC) were compared to retrospectively selected age- and diagnosis-matched patients with tacrolimus monotherapy (TAC) and cyclosporine/prednisolone therapy (CSA) (19 patients each, n = 57). Effectiveness, renal function and side effects were analyzed for 1 year after pLTx...
May 5, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687211/dual-threat-of-epstein-barr-virus-an-autopsy-case-report-of-hiv-positive-plasmablastic-lymphoma-complicating-ebv-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Yusuke Koizumi, Ken-Ichi Imadome, Yasunori Ota, Hitoshi Minamiguchi, Yoshinori Kodama, Dai Watanabe, Hiroshige Mikamo, Tomoko Uehira, Seiji Okada, Takuma Shirasaka
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation causes serious diseases in immunocompromised hosts, such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report on a case of plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).A-53-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with PBL and AIDS. In addition to combined antiretroviral therapy, HyperCVAD (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone)/high-dose methotrexate + cytarabine was initiated immediately. Partial remission was attained with chemotherapy...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673164/perspective-contribution-of-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-reactivation-to-the-carcinogenicity-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cells
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Chung-Chun Wu, Chih-Yeu Fang, Sheng-Yen Huang, Shih-Hsin Chiu, Chia-Huei Lee, Jen-Yang Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a squamous cell carcinoma derived from the epithelium of the post-nasal cavity, with a unique geographic and ethnic distribution. Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is an etiological agent of NPC, but how it contributes to carcinogenesis is not completely clear. Although it is thought that EBV latency participates in the development of NPC, increasing evidence reveals that the lytic cycle also plays an important role in the carcinogenic process. In this review, we summarize our recent studies on how EBV reactivation causes genomic instability and accelerates tumorigenesis in epithelial cells...
April 17, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664112/efficacy-of-d-red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-rituximab-therapy-in-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-anti-d-and-panreactive-autoantibodies-arising-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Keiji Minakawa, Hitoshi Ohto, Hiroyasu Yasuda, Shunichi Saito, Kinuyo Kawabata, Kazuei Ogawa, Kenneth E Nollet, Kazuhiko Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is caused by autoantibodies to red blood cells (RBCs), which can be panreactive and/or specific to Rh/other blood group antigens. We report a severe case of AIHA after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) due to autoanti-D triggered by reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. A combined strategy of D- RBC transfusion and administration of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) resolved the hemolysis. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old male underwent allogeneic BMT from an ABO-identical and HLA-matched unrelated male donor...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620685/ebv-ptld-adenovirus-and-cmv-in-pediatric-allogeneic-transplants-with-alemtuzumab-as-part-of-pretransplant-conditioning-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Margaret C Cupit-Link, Amulya Nageswara Rao, Deepti M Warad, Vilmarie Rodriguez, Shakila Khan
The risk of viral infections and reactivation occurring in the setting of pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a concern in the pediatric patient, especially with the use of Alemtuzumab (Campath) as a conditioning agent. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of Epstein-Barr virus posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-PTLD), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and adenovirus among pediatric recipients of alemtuzumab at our institution. We found that EBV-PTLD occurred in 2...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599765/herpesviruses-in-the-activated-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-%C3%AE-syndrome
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Jeffrey I Cohen
The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway is important for multiple stages of herpesvirus replication including virus entry, replication, latency, and reactivation. Recently, patients with gain-of-function mutations in the p110δ-catalytic subunit of PI3K or in the p85-regulatory subunit of PI3K have been reported. These patients have constitutively active PI3K with hyperactivation of Akt. They present with lymphoproliferation and often have infections, particularly recurrent respiratory infections and/or severe virus infections...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580864/epstein-barr-virus-dnaemia-monitoring-for-the-management-of-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder
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Amit Kalra, Cameron Roessner, Jennifer Jupp, Tyler Williamson, Raymond Tellier, Ahsan Chaudhry, Faisal Khan, Minakshi Taparia, Victor H Jimenez-Zepeda, Douglas A Stewart, Andrew Daly, Jan Storek
BACKGROUND: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a potentially fatal complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation (detectable DNAemia) predisposes to the development of PTLD. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 306 patients monitored for EBV DNAemia after Thymoglobulin-conditioned HCT to determine the utility of the monitoring in the management of PTLD. DNAemia was monitored weekly for ≥12 weeks post-transplantation...
May 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580369/mechanism-of-activation-of-the-bnlf2a-immune-evasion-gene-of-epstein-barr-virus-by-zta
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Rajaei Almohammed, Kay Osborn, Sharada Ramasubramanyan, Ijiel Barak Naranjo Perez-Fernandez, Anja Godfrey, Erika J Mancini, Alison J Sinclair
The human gamma herpes virus Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exploits multiple routes to evade the cellular immune response. During the EBV lytic replication cycle, viral proteins are expressed that provide excellent targets for recognition by cytotoxic T cells. This is countered by the viral BNLF2a gene. In B cells during latency, where BNLF2a is not expressed, we show that its regulatory region is embedded in repressive chromatin. The expression of BNLF2a mirrors the expression of a viral lytic cycle transcriptional regulator, Zta (BZLF1, EB1, ZEBRA), in B cells and we propose that Zta plays a role in up-regulating BNLF2a...
March 26, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567312/preclinical-strategies-to-identify-off-target-toxicity-of-high-affinity-tcrs
#15
Helena M Bijen, Dirk M van der Steen, Renate S Hagedoorn, Anne K Wouters, Linda Wooldridge, J H Frederik Falkenburg, Mirjam H M Heemskerk
Adoptive transfer of T cells engineered with a cancer-specific T cell receptor (TCR) has demonstrated clinical benefit. However, the risk for off-target toxicity of TCRs remains a concern. Here, we examined the cross-reactive profile of T cell clone (7B5) with a high functional sensitivity for the hematopoietic-restricted minor histocompatibility antigen HA-2 in the context of HLA-A*02:01. HA-2pos Epstein-Barr virus-transformed B lymphoblastic cell lines (EBV-LCLs) and primary acute myeloid leukemia samples, but not hematopoietic HA-2neg samples, are effectively recognized...
February 23, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565326/curcuminoids-as-ebv-lytic-activators-for-adjuvant-treatment-in-ebv-positive-carcinomas
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Octavia Ramayanti, Mitch Brinkkemper, Sandra A W M Verkuijlen, Leni Ritmaleni, Mei Lin Go, Jaap M Middeldorp
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) persists in nasopharyngeal (NPC) and gastric carcinomas (EBVaGC) in a tightly latent form. Cytolytic virus activation (CLVA) therapy employs gemcitabine and valproic acid (GCb+VPA) to reactivate latent EBV into the lytic phase and antiviral valganciclovir to enhance cell death and prevent virus production. CLVA treatment has proven safe in phase-I/II trials with promising clinical responses in patients with recurrent NPC. However, a major challenge is to maximize EBV lytic reactivation by CLVA...
March 22, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562599/epstein-barr-virus-gene-barf1-expression-is-regulated-by-the-epithelial-differentiation-factor-%C3%AE-np63%C3%AE-in-undifferentiated-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Eveline Hoebe, Coral Wille, Stacy Hagemeier, Shannon Kenney, Astrid Greijer, Jaap Middeldorp
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) BamHI-A rightward frame 1 (BARF1) protein is considered a viral oncogene in epithelial cells and has immune-modulating properties. During viral lytic replication BARF1 is expressed as an early gene, regulated by the immediate early EBV protein R. However, in viral latency BARF1 is exclusively expressed in epithelial tumors such as nasopharyngeal (NPC) and gastric carcinoma (GC) but not in lymphomas, indicating that activation of the BARF1 promoter is cell type specific. Undifferentiated NPC is characterized by high expression of ΔNp63 isoforms of the epithelial differentiation marker p63, a member of the p53 family of transcription factors...
March 17, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545911/impact-on-early-outcomes-and-immune-reconstitution-of-high-dose-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-vs-anti-thymocyte-globulin-after-reduced-intensity-conditioning-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-allogeneic-transplantation
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Christelle Retière, Catherine Willem, Thierry Guillaume, Henri Vié, Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland, Emmanuel Scotet, Xavier Saulquin, Katia Gagne, Marie C Béné, Berthe-Marie Imbert, Beatrice Clemenceau, Pierre Peterlin, Alice Garnier, Patrice Chevallier
We have compared prospectively the outcome and immune reconstitution of patients receiving either post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCY) ( n = 30) or anti-thymocyte globulin ATG ( n = 15) as Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation (allo-SCT). The outcome and immune reconstitution of patients receiving either of these two regimens were compared prospectively. This study allowed also to investigate the impact of PTCY between haplo-identical vs matched donors and of clofarabine as part of the RIC regimen...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528092/trend-and-seroprevalence-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-bahrain-2001-2015
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Eman Farid, Mohammed Al-Biltagi
In Bahrain, adequate epidemiological information is lacking concerning the rate of EBV infection, which could be helpful in order to develop measures to protect against EBV infections. The aim of this study, was to investigate the trend of EBV infection in Bahrain over a 15-year period, 2001-2015. The EBV serological results of 10 560 patients with possible EBV infection were evaluated. Samples taken at the Salmaniya Medical Complex during 2001-2015 were included. The presence or absence of EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA) IgG, VCA IgM and EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA) IgG antibodies was recorded...
March 5, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514339/false-positive-monospot-in-a-returning-traveler-with-dengue-fever
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Kimberly Boyd, Joshua M Harrison, Michael J Kavanaugh
The heterophile antibody (Monospot), initial test of choice for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated infectious mononucleosis, is both sensitive (70-92%) and specific (96-100%). False positives have been demonstrated in cases of viral hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus, leukemia, lymphoma, pancreatic cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rubella. We present a case of a 46-yr-old male who developed fever, chills, headaches, myalgia, fatigue, and photophobia 1 d after returning from the Philippines. He demonstrated a mild transaminitis and significant thrombocytopenia (12,000 cells/μL)...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
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