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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537896/5t4-oncofoetal-glycoprotein-an-old-target-for-a-novel-prostate-cancer-immunotherapy
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Federica Cappuccini, Emily Pollock, Stephen Stribbling, Adrian V S Hill, Irina Redchenko
The tumour-associated antigen 5T4 is an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. However to date, reported 5T4-specific cellular immune responses induced by various immunisation platforms have been largely weak or non-existent. In the present study, we have evaluated a heterologous prime boost regime based on the simian adenovirus ChAdOx1 and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) expressing 5T4 for immunogenicity and tumour protective efficacy in a mouse cancer model. Vaccination-induced immune responses were strong, durable and attributable primarily to CD8+ T cells...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511371/study-of-serum-total-psa-and-free-psa-as-an-oncological-marker-in-breast-tumour
#2
Elteza Tahjiba Jahir, Runi Devi, Bibhuti Bhushan Borthakur
INTRODUCTION: Breast Cancer (BC) cases are rising alarmingly all over the world and India is not an exception. This rising trend is due to an increased age at first child birth, decreased breast feeding, and the changing lifestyle mostly in urban India. With the advent of more sensitive methodologies and research works in this field, it has been suggested that Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer besides other established tumour markers...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511092/epigenetics-and-immunotherapy-the-current-state-of-play
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REVIEW
Jennifer Dunn, Sudha Rao
Cancer cells employ a number of mechanisms to escape immunosurveillance and facilitate tumour progression. The recent explosion of interest in immunotherapy, especially immune checkpoint blockade, is a result of discoveries about the fundamental ligand-receptor interactions that occur between immune and cancer cells within the tumour microenvironment. Distinct ligands expressed by cancer cells engage with cell surface receptors on immune cells, triggering inhibitory pathways (such as PD-1/PD-L1) that render immune cells immunologically tolerant...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508448/a-novel-multi-epitope-vaccine-from-mmsa-1-and-dkk1-for-multiple-myeloma-immunotherapy
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Chenyang Lu, Shan Meng, Yanxia Jin, Wanggang Zhang, Zongfang Li, Fang Wang, Feng Wang-Johanning, Yongchang Wei, Hailing Liu, Honglei Tu, Dan Su, Aili He, Xingmei Cao, Fuling Zhou
The identification of novel tumour-associated antigens is urgently needed to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma (MM). In this study, we identified a membrane protein MMSA-1 (multiple myeloma special antigen-1) that was specifically expressed in MM and exhibited significantly positive correlation with MM. We then identified HLA-A*0201-restricted MMSA-1 epitopes and tested their cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response. The MMSA-1 epitope SLSLLTIYV vaccine was shown to induce an obvious CTL response in vitro...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503788/indicators-of-inappropriate-tumour-marker-use-through-the-mining-of-electronic-health-records
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Massimo Gion, Giulia Cardinali, Chiara Trevisiol, Marco Zappa, Giulia Rainato, Aline S C Fabricio
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Although the issue of monitoring appropriateness of tumour markers (TMs) request in outpatients remains crucial, proper indicators are still demanding. The present study developed and explored indicators of inappropriate TM ordering in outpatients through the data mining of electronic health records (EHRs). METHODS: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), alfa-fetoprotein (AFP), carbohydrate antigen (CA)125, CA15.3, CA19.9, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) ordered in outpatients during a year were examined by mining EHRs of a Local Health Authority in Italy...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491135/highlights-from-the-15th-st-gallen-international-breast-cancer-conference-15-18-march-2017-vienna-tailored-treatments-for-patients-with-early-breast-cancer
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Consuelo Morigi
The 15th St Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference was held in Vienna for the second time, from 15th-18th March 2017. 4000 people from 105 countries all over the world were invited to take part in the event. The real highlight of the conference was the last day with the International Consensus Session which was chaired by around 50 experts on breast cancer worldwide. With reference to data from scientific research, the consensus panel tried to offer guidelines for the management of breast cancer with the aim of providing patients with optimal treatment...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469165/the-regulatory-t-cell-transcription-factor-foxp3-protects-against-crescentic-glomerulonephritis
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Chen Yang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Erik Fung, Hua-Feng Liu, Hui-Yao Lan
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been shown to play a protective role in glomerulonephritis (GN) and Foxp3 is a master transcription factor in Treg development. In this study, we examined the functional role and mechanisms of Foxp3 in a mouse model of accelerated anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) GN induced in antigen-primed Foxp3 transgenic (Tg) mice. Compared with littermate of wildtype (WT) mice in which induced severe crescentic GN developed with progressive renal dysfunction, Foxp3 Tg mice had reduced crescent formation, urinary protein excretion, plasma creatinine and decline in creatinine clearance...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460619/targeting-steap1-protein-in-human-cancer-current-trends-and-future-challenges
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Jorge Barroca-Ferreira, João Pedro Pais, Margarida Maria Santos, Ana Margarida Gonçalves, Inês Margarida Gomes, Inês Margarida Sousa, Sandra Moreira Rocha, Luís António Passarinha, Cláudio Maia
Cancer is a global health issue that impairs the life quality of patients and origins thousands of deaths annually worldwide. Six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate (STEAP1) was identified to be overexpressed in several types of cancers, namely in prostate cancer (PCa). Considering its secondary structure, associated with its location in the cell membrane, has been suggested a role in intercellular communication between tumour cells. Taking into account its high specificity and overexpression in human cancers, STEAP1 is nowadays a promising candidate to be imposed as a therapeutic target...
April 26, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455653/high-prevalence-of-antibodies-reacting-to-mimotopes-of-simian-virus-40-large-t-antigen-the-oncoprotein-in-serum-samples-of-patients-affected-by-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Elisa Mazzoni, Silvia Pietrobon, Miriam Bilancia, Fabrizio Vinante, Antonella Rigo, Isacco Ferrarini, Antonio D'Agostino, Maria Vittoria Casali, Fernanda Martini, Mauro Tognon
A new immunological investigation was carried out to study the association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Simian virus 40 (SV40). To this end, a new indirect ELISA was employed with two mimotopes from SV40 large T antigen (Tag), the viral oncoprotein, to analyse for specific reactions to antibodies in sera from non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients and controls, represented by healthy subjects (HS) and breast carcinoma (BC) patients. This study allowed us to assay a new sera collection from non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients (NHL, n = 254)...
April 28, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446731/the-antigenic-identity-of-human-class-i-mhc-phosphopeptides-is-critically-dependent-upon-phosphorylation-status
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Fiyaz Mohammed, Daniel H Stones, Angela L Zarling, Carrie R Willcox, Jeffrey Shabanowitz, Kara L Cummings, Donald F Hunt, Mark Cobbold, Victor H Engelhard, Benjamin E Willcox
Dysregulated post-translational modification provides a source of altered self-antigens that can stimulate immune responses in autoimmunity, inflammation, and cancer. In recent years, phosphorylated peptides have emerged as a group of tumour-associated antigens presented by MHC molecules and recognised by T cells, and represent promising candidates for cancer immunotherapy. However, the impact of phosphorylation on the antigenic identity of phosphopeptide epitopes is unclear. Here we examined this by determining structures of MHC-bound phosphopeptides bearing canonical position 4-phosphorylations in the presence and absence of their phosphate moiety, and examining phosphopeptide recognition by the T cell receptor (TCR)...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429995/new-insights-into-the-role-of-dietary-spermine-on-inflammation-immune-function-and-related-signalling-molecules-in-the-thymus-and-spleen-of-piglets
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Wei Cao, Xianjian Wu, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Xiaoling Chen, Caimei Wu, Jiayong Tang, Jing Wang, Jingyi Cai, Guangmang Liu
This study aimed to determine the effects of dietary spermine supplementation on the inflammatory response and immune function of the thymus and spleen in piglets. Eighty suckling piglets were randomly assigned to receive adequate nutrients supplemented with spermine (0.4 mmol/kg body weight) or restricted nutrient intake supplemented with normal saline for 7 h or 3, 6 and 9 days in pairs. Regardless of treatment time, spermine supplementation decreased (p < 0.05, compared with the controls) the following: (1) tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1β, 2 and 6, and interferon (IFN)-γ levels in serum; (2) gene expression of cluster of differentiation 8 and integrin beta-2 in the thymus and spleen and the lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 in the thymus; (3) mRNA levels of TNF-α, IL 1β, 2, 6, and 12, IFN-γ and inducible nitric oxide synthase in the thymus and spleen, as well as IL-8 in the spleen; and (4) eukaryotic IF4E-binding protein 1, Janus kinase 2, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3, and nuclear factor-kappa B P65 gene transcriptions in the thymus and spleen...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428025/adipokines-as-atherothrombotic-risk-factors-in-obese-subjects-associations-with-haemostatic-markers-and-common-carotid-wall%C3%A2-thickness
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É Csongrádi, M Káplár, B Nagy, C A Koch, A Juhász, L Bajnok, Z Varga, I Seres, Z Karányi, M T Magyar, L Oláh, A Facskó, J Kappelmayer, G Paragh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Some crucial associations between obesity-related altered adipokine levels and the main factors of atherosclerotic, atherothrombotic processes are not fully known. We analysed the relationships of classic adipokines, namely leptin, resistin, adiponectin, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6) with the markers of platelet activation, including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet surface/soluble P-selectin, platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs), the parameters of coagulation abnormalities and common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in obese patients with or without atherosclerotic comorbidities in comparison to age- and sex-matched controls...
March 8, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427523/combination-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-and-radiotherapy-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Alessandro Sindoni, Fabio Minutoli, Giorgio Ascenti, Stefano Pergolizzi
Literature experiences in cancer treatment usually deal with either targeting the tumour cell or the immune system, which often fail to reach the curative purposes in many solid tumours. On the other hand, one mechanism of radiation-induced tumour control is the activation of the adaptive immune system by tumour antigen release following radiotherapy. So, combining radiation therapy with immune checkpoint blockade treatment at the same time may represent a way to stimulate the adaptive immune system, with further amplification of immune responses reached through systemic immune checkpoint blockade...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423678/influence-of-ipilimumab-on-expanded-tumour-derived-t-cells-from-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
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Jon Bjoern, Rikke Lyngaa, Rikke Andersen, Lisbet Hölmich Rosenkrantz, Sine Reker Hadrup, Marco Donia, Inge Marie Svane
INTRODUCTION: Tumour infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) based adoptive cell therapy (ACT) is a promising treatment for patients with advanced melanoma. Retrospective studies suggested an association between previous treatment with anti-CTLA-4 antibodies and long term survival after subsequent ACT. Thus, we hypothesized that treatment with anti-CTLA-4 antibodies can induce favourable changes to be detected in TILs. RESULTS: Expanded T cells from Ipilimumab treated patients had a higher proportion of cells expressing CD27, intracellular CTLA-4, TIM-3 and LAG-3...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416534/pazopanib-associated-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-with-intracerebral-haemorrhage
#15
Cameron Miller-Patterson, Corey R Fehnel
Pazopanib is a tyrosine kinase receptor antagonist used for renal cell carcinoma and soft tissue sarcoma that inhibits tumour growth and angiogenesis. A common side effect of pazopanib is hypertension. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with clear cell renal cell carcinoma who developed a large right occipital intracerebral haemorrhage 3 weeks after initiating pazopanib. Although this was initially suspected to be a haemorrhagic metastasis, MRI revealed bi-occipital oedema, supporting a diagnosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414807/interactions-between-the-breast-cancer-associated-muc1-mucins-and-c-type-lectin-characterized-by-optical-tweezers
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Soosan Hadjialirezaei, Gianfranco Picco, Richard Beatson, Joy Burchell, Bjørn Torger Stokke, Marit Sletmoen
Carbohydrate-protein interactions govern many crucial processes in biological systems including cell recognition events. We have used the sensitive force probe optical tweezers to quantify the interactions occurring between MGL lectins and MUC1 carrying the cancer-associated glycan antigens mucins Tn and STn. Unbinding forces of 7.6 pN and 7.1 pN were determined for the MUC1(Tn)-MGL and MUC1(STn)-MGL interactions, at a force loading rate of ~40 pN/s. The interaction strength increased with increasing force loading rate, to 27 and 37 pN at a force loading rate of ~ 310 pN/s...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413670/glasgow-prognostic-score-predicts-prognosis-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#17
Qun-Xiong Pan, Zi-Jian Su, Jian-Hua Zhang, Chong-Ren Wang, Shao-Ying Ke
High Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with lung, ovarian, colorectal and renal cancer, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of GPS in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) undergoing partial hepatectomy. A total of 72 patients with pathologically confirmed ICC were classified according to their GPS scores assigned based on the preoperative levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412591/baseline-%C3%AE-catenin-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-and-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-predict-response-and-poor-prognosis-in-braf-inhibitor-treated-melanoma-patients
#18
Daniela Massi, Emanuela Romano, Eliana Rulli, Barbara Merelli, Romina Nassini, Francesco De Logu, Ivan Bieche, Gianna Baroni, Laura Cattaneo, Gongda Xue, Mario Mandalà
BACKGROUND: The activation of oncogenic Wnt/β-catenin pathway in melanoma contributes to a lack of T-cell infiltration. Whether baseline β-catenin expression in the context of tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) overexpression correlates with prognosis of metastatic melanoma patients (MMPs) treated with mitogen-activated protein kinase, MAPK inhibitor (MAPKi) monotherapy, however, has not been fully clarified. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-four pre-treatment formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded melanoma samples from MMP treated with a BRAF inhibitor (n = 39) or BRAF and MEK inhibitors (n = 25) were assessed for presence of β-catenin, PD-L1, cluster of differentiation (CD)8, CD103 and forkhead box protein P3 (FOXP3) expression by immunohistochemistry, and results were correlated with clinical outcome...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384868/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-ki-67-immunohistochemical-expression-in-surface-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma
#19
Asha Mahadevappa, Shruthi Mysore Krishna, Manjunath Gubbanna Vimala
INTRODUCTION: The Surface Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma (SEOC) at the moment of diagnosis, the disease is extended beyond the structures of the pelvis. Ki-67 is one of the prognostic marker which determines the growth fraction of a tumour and its over expression is associated with malignancy, tumour aggression, reserved prognosis and metastasis. AIM: To evaluate the proliferative activity using Ki-67 immuno-staining in SEOC and to correlate with histological subtype, grade, Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage, CA125 levels for diagnostic and prognostic purpose...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382648/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-follicular-dendritic-cell-sarcoma
#20
Preetesh Jain, Sarah A Milgrom, Keyur P Patel, Loretta Nastoupil, Luis Fayad, Michael Wang, Chelsea C Pinnix, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Grace L Smith, Jun Yu, Shimin Hu, Carlos E Bueso Ramos, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Yasuhiro Oki, Nathan Fowler
Dendritic cell sarcomas are rare tumours of antigen presenting cells. Data regarding their biology, management and outcomes are sparse. We analysed 66 patients with follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS). Six patients also had Castleman disease, 9 had another malignancy and 13 had an autoimmune disease. Fifty-four per cent of patients presented with localized disease and 46% with systemic involvement. The median progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) following frontline therapy was 21 and 50 months, respectively...
April 6, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
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