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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334553/post-treatment-controllers-after-treatment-interruption-in-chronically-hiv-infected-patients
#1
Franco Maggiolo, Elisa Di Filippo, Laura Comi, Annapaola Callegaro
OBJECTIVE: Control HIV replication requires continuous combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) as discontinuation of cART results in a rapid viral rebound. However, a few individuals exist who took cART for several years and did not show the expected viral rebound after treatment cessation. Most post-treatment controllers (PTCs) are early treated individuals. We report three cases who started cART during chronic infection. DESIGN: Patients were treated and monitored according to Italian guidelines...
January 13, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334373/prevention-of-tuberculosis-in-rhesus-macaques-by-a-cytomegalovirus-based-vaccine
#2
Scott G Hansen, Daniel E Zak, Guangwu Xu, Julia C Ford, Emily E Marshall, Daniel Malouli, Roxanne M Gilbride, Colette M Hughes, Abigail B Ventura, Emily Ainslie, Kurt T Randall, Andrea N Selseth, Parker Rundstrom, Lauren Herlache, Matthew S Lewis, Haesun Park, Shannon L Planer, John M Turner, Miranda Fischer, Christina Armstrong, Robert C Zweig, Joseph Valvo, Jackie M Braun, Smitha Shankar, Lenette Lu, Andrew W Sylwester, Alfred W Legasse, Martin Messerle, Michael A Jarvis, Lynn M Amon, Alan Aderem, Galit Alter, Dominick J Laddy, Michele Stone, Aurelio Bonavia, Thomas G Evans, Michael K Axthelm, Klaus Früh, Paul T Edlefsen, Louis J Picker
Despite widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of global mortality from a single infectious agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb). Here, over two independent Mtb challenge studies, we demonstrate that subcutaneous vaccination of rhesus macaques (RMs) with rhesus cytomegalovirus vectors encoding Mtb antigen inserts (hereafter referred to as RhCMV/TB)-which elicit and maintain highly effector-differentiated, circulating and tissue-resident Mtb-specific CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cell responses-can reduce the overall (pulmonary and extrapulmonary) extent of Mtb infection and disease by 68%, as compared to that in unvaccinated controls, after intrabronchial challenge with the Erdman strain of Mtb at ∼1 year after the first vaccination...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332332/a-study-on-cellular-immune-function-of-patients-treated-with-radical-resection-of-pulmonary-carcinoma-with-two-different-methods-of-anesthesia-and-analgesia
#3
Jie Chen, Feng Luo, Min Lei, Zhoumiao Chen
PURPOSE: To compare the influence on the immune system of two different methods of anesthesia and analgesia in patients treated with radical resection of pulmonary carcinoma. METHODS: Thirty-four patients treated with radical resection of pulmonary carcinoma were randomly divided into two groups (group A and group B, 17 cases in each group). Patients in group A were administered total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) without inhaled hypnotics and intravenous analgesia while patients in group B were administered TIVA combined with epidural anesthesia and epidural analgesia...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331565/saroglitazar-reduces-obesity-and-associated-inflammatory-consequences-in-murine-adipose-tissue
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Durgesh Kumar, Umesh Kumar Goand, Sanchita Gupta, Kripa Shankar, Salil Varshney, Sujith Rajan, Ankita Srivastava, Abhishek Gupta, Achchhe Lal Vishwakarma, Anurag Kumar Srivastava, Anil N Gaikwad
Prevailing knowledge links chronic low-grade inflammation in the adipose tissue to obesity and its associated metabolic complications. In this study, we evaluated immunometabolic effects of a recently launched dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) α & γ agonist 'Saroglitazar' in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity (DIO). Body composition analysis revealed that saroglitazar treatment promoted hepatic weight gain, while attenuated epididymal white adipose tissue (eWAT) mass in DIO. In the eWAT of saroglitazar treated mice, histological analysis showed reduced adipocyte hypertrophy and matrix deposition (picrosirius red staining)...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330750/immunologic-and-gene-expression-profiles-of-spontaneous-canine-oligodendrogliomas
#5
Anna Filley, Mario Henriquez, Tanmoy Bhowmik, Brij Nath Tewari, Xi Rao, Jun Wan, Margaret A Miller, Yunlong Liu, R Timothy Bentley, Mahua Dey
Malignant glioma (MG), the most common primary brain tumor in adults, is extremely aggressive and uniformly fatal. Several treatment strategies have shown significant preclinical promise in murine models of glioma; however, none have produced meaningful clinical responses in human patients. We hypothesize that introduction of an additional preclinical animal model better approximating the complexity of human MG, particularly in interactions with host immune responses, will bridge the existing gap between these two stages of testing...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330323/il-10-deficiency-reveals-a-role-for-tlr2-dependent-bystander-activation-of-t-cells-in-lyme-arthritis
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Sarah K Whiteside, Jeremy P Snook, Ying Ma, F Lynn Sonderegger, Colleen Fisher, Charisse Petersen, James F Zachary, June L Round, Matthew A Williams, Janis J Weis
T cells predominate the immune responses in the synovial fluid of patients with persistent Lyme arthritis; however, their role in Lyme disease remains poorly defined. Using a murine model of persistent Lyme arthritis, we observed that bystander activation of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells leads to arthritis-promoting IFN-γ, similar to the inflammatory environment seen in the synovial tissue of patients with posttreatment Lyme disease. TCR transgenic mice containing monoclonal specificity toward non-Borrelia epitopes confirmed that bystander T cell activation was responsible for disease development...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329251/pharmacological-investigation-of-the-anti-inflammation-and-anti-oxidation-activities-of-diallyl-disulfide-in-a-rat-emphysema-model-induced-by-cigarette-smoke-extract
#7
Yan Liu, Ang Li, Xiuli Feng, Xiao Sun, Xiaosong Zhu, Zhongxi Zhao
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is the main organosulfur ingredient in garlic, with known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of DADS on reducing the inflammation and redox imbalance in a rat emphysema model that was induced by intraperitoneal injection of cigarette smoke extract (CSE). Briefly, DADS exerted an anti-inflammation effect on emphysema rats through decreasing cell influx in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and suppressing pro-inflammation cytokine production including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) via inhibiting the NF-κB pathway...
January 12, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329036/crocin-improves-the-proliferation-and-cytotoxic-function-of-t-cells-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Kunpeng Zhang, Lingzhen Wang, Shaoyong Si, Yan Sun, Wenting Pei, Yan Ming, Lirong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Immunotherapy is important to improve the survival of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This study aimed to assess the effects of crocin on the proliferation and function of T cells isolated from children with ALL. METHODS: The mononuclear cells were isolated from peripheral blood of children with ALL and then treated with different final concentrations of crocin. The levels of different cytokines secreted by T cells and the ratio of CD4 and CD8 were measured...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328445/the-effects-of-interleukin-2-and-rad-p53-as-a-treatment-for-glioblastoma
#9
Hai-Bo Qiao, Jia Li, Lian-Jie Lv, Ben-Jin Nie, Peng Lu, Feng Xue, Zhi-Ming Zhang
Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is an anti-cancer cytokine that stimulates T cell propagation, triggering innate and adaptive immunity. IL-2 has been used for cancer therapy and has achieved curative effects. Recombinant adenovirus p53 injection (rAd‑p53) is a gene therapeutic agent that may improve the prognosis of patients with glioblastoma (GBM). In the present study, the effect of combined IL‑2 and rAd‑p53 treatment was studied. The ability of IL‑2 to stimulate immunoregulation and the ability of p53 to induce apoptosis for GBM was researched in the GBM tumor model...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327711/cd3-positive-plasmablastic-b-cell-neoplasms-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#10
Zenggang Pan, Mingyi Chen, Qianyun Zhang, Endi Wang, Liqun Yin, Youyuan Xu, Qin Huang, Youzhong Yuan, Xiaohui Zhang, Gang Zheng, Ji Yuan
Rare B-cell neoplasms with plasmablastic differentiation may aberrantly express CD3 by immunohistochemical staining, which places a great challenge for diagnosis. We here studied 17 cases of CD3+ plasmablastic B-cell neoplasms, including 12 plasmablastic lymphomas and 5 plasmablastic plasma cell myelomas. All 17 cases occurred in the extranodal sites with a male predominance (13/17). Four cases were initially misinterpreted by outside institutions, among which three were diagnosed as 'peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified' and one was classified as 'poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma'...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327047/histopathological-and-inflammatory-features-of-chronically-discharging-open-mastoid-cavities-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Darius Henatsch, Sultan Alsulami, Adriaan M Duijvestijn, Jack P Cleutjens, Carine J Peutz-Kootstra, Robert J Stokroos
Importance: Many patients with an open radical mastoid cavity experience therapy-resistant otorrhea. Little is known about the underlying histopathological substrate of unstable cavities and the correlation with treatment failure. Objective: To study the histopathological and inflammatory features of chronically discharging open radical mastoid cavities and the influence of different treatments. Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial was a histopathology study of tissue samples of a cohort of 30 patients with a chronically discharging open mastoid cavity...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325881/rv2204c-rv0753c-and-rv0009-antigens-specific-t-cell-responses-in-latent-and-active-tb-a-flow-cytometry-based-analysis
#12
Balaji Pathakumari, Santhi Devasundaram, Prabhavathi Maddineni, Alamelu Raja
High global prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) is a key challenge in distinguishing patients with active pulmonary TB (PTB) from those with LTBI. The functional profile of CD4+ and CD8+ T cell cytokines produced as a response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens vary during the course of tuberculosis (TB) infection. We evaluated antigen-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cell cytokine response after overnight in vitro stimulation of peripheral blood with mycobacterial antigens ESAT-6, CFP-10, Rv2204c, Rv0753c and Rv0009 by flow cytometry...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325699/co-delivery-of-tumor-antigen-and-dual-toll-like-receptor-ligands-into-dendritic-cell-by-silicon-microparticle-enables-efficient-immunotherapy-against-melanoma
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Motao Zhu, Xilai Ding, Ruifang Zhao, Xuewu Liu, Haifa Shen, Chunmei Cai, Mauro Ferrari, Helen Y Wang, Rong-Fu Wang
Despite the importance and promise of cancer vaccines for broader prevention and treatment of cancer, limited clinical responses are observed, suggesting that key rational designs are required for inducing potent immune responses against cancer. Here we report a mesoporous silicon vector (MSV) as a multi-functional microparticle for formulating an efficient cancer vaccine composed of B16 melanoma derived-tyrosinase related protein 2 (TRP2) peptide and dual toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists. We demonstrated that MSV microparticles protected the peptide from rapid degradation for prolonged antigen presentation to immune cells...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324805/intranasal-vaccination-with-m2e5x-virus-like-particles-induces-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-conferring-cross-protection-against-heterosubtypic-influenza-viruses
#14
Young-Tae Lee, Eun-Ju Ko, Youri Lee, Ki-Hye Kim, Min-Chul Kim, Yu-Na Lee, Sang-Moo Kang
Current influenza vaccines do not provide broad cross-protection. Here, we report that intranasal vaccination with virus-like particles containing the highly conserved multiple ectodomains of matrix protein 2 (M2e5x VLP) of influenza virus induces broad cross-protection by M2-specific humoral and cellular immune responses. M2e5x VLP intranasal vaccination prevented severe weight loss, attenuated inflammatory cytokines and cellular infiltrates, and lowered viral loads, and induced germinal center phenotypic B and plasma cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324237/dna-induction-of-mdm2-promotes-proliferation-of-human-renal-mesangial-cells-and-alters-peripheral-b-cells-subsets-in-pediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Chen-Xing Zhang, Ji Chen, Li Cai, Jing Wu, Jia-Yuan Wang, Lan-Fang Cao, Wei Zhou, Tong-Xin Chen
The study is aimed to investigate the role of MDM2 in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis (LN) in pediatric SLE (pSLE). We confirmed that MDM2 expression was increased in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) as well as renal specimen of SLE compared with that of controls by western blot and immunofluorescence staining. Percentage of apoptotic and necrotic CD4+T, CD8+T and B cells were detected by flow cytometry respectively and levels of plasma cell free DNA (cfDNA) were quantified in SLE and healthy controls (HC)...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321369/enhancing-car-t-cell-persistence-through-icos-and-4-1bb-costimulation
#16
Sonia Guedan, Avery D Posey, Carolyn Shaw, Anna Wing, Tong Da, Prachi R Patel, Shannon E McGettigan, Victoria Casado-Medrano, Omkar U Kawalekar, Mireia Uribe-Herranz, Decheng Song, J Joseph Melenhorst, Simon F Lacey, John Scholler, Brian Keith, Regina M Young, Carl H June
Successful tumor eradication by chimeric antigen receptor-expressing (CAR-expressing) T lymphocytes depends on CAR T cell persistence and effector function. We hypothesized that CD4+ and CD8+ T cells may exhibit distinct persistence and effector phenotypes, depending on the identity of specific intracellular signaling domains (ICDs) used to generate the CAR. First, we demonstrate that the ICOS ICD dramatically enhanced the in vivo persistence of CAR-expressing CD4+ T cells that, in turn, increased the persistence of CD8+ T cells expressing either CD28- or 4-1BB-based CARs...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321314/hla-class-i-downregulation-by-hiv-1-variants-from-subtype-c-transmission-pairs
#17
Zachary Ende, Martin J Deymier, Daniel T Claiborne, Jessica L Prince, Daniela C Mónaco, William Kilembe, Susan A Allen, Eric Hunter
HIV-1 downregulates HLA-A and HLA-B from the surface of infected cells primarily to evade CD8 T cell recognition. HLA-C was thought to remain on the cell surface and bind inhibitory killer immunoglobulin-like receptors, preventing NK cell-mediated suppression. However, a recent study found HIV-1 primary viruses have the capacity to downregulate HLA-C. The goal of this study was to assess the heterogeneity of HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C downregulation among full-length primary viruses from six chronically infected and six newly infected individuals from transmission pairs, and to determine whether transmitted/founder variants exhibit common HLA class I downregulation characteristics...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317734/combined-sep-and-anti-pd-l1-antibody-produces-a-synergistic-antitumor-effect-in-b16-f10-melanoma-bearing-mice
#18
Zhengping Hu, Liang Ye, Yingying Xing, Jinhang Hu, Tao Xi
The increased PD-L1 induces poorer prognosis in melanoma. The treatment with PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies have a low response rate. The combination immunotherapies are the encouraging drug development strategy to receive maximal therapeutic benefit. In this study, we investigated the enhanced antitumor and immunomodulatory activity of combined SEP and αPD-L1 in B16-F10 melanoma-bearing mice. The results shown that combined SEP and αPD-L1 presented significant synergistic antitumor effects, increased the frequency of CD8+ and CD4+ T cells in spleen and tumor, cytotoxic activity of CTL in spleen, and IL-2 and IFN-γ levels in splenocytes and tumor...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317237/antitumor-immunostimulatory-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-panax-japonicus-c-a-mey-roles-of-their-effects-on-cd4-t-cells-and-tumor-associated-macrophages
#19
Guangwen Shu, Shanqing Jiang, Jun Mu, Huifan Yu, Huan Duan, Xukun Deng
In this study, chemical properties of polysaccharides from rhizomes of Panax japonicus C. A. Mey (PSPJ) were investigated and the antitumor immunostimulatory activity of PSPJ was assessed in mice bearing H22 hepatoma cells. Chemical properties of PSPJ were determined by GC, FT-IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR analysis. Furthermore, we showed that PSPJ repressed H22 tumor growth in vivo with undetectable toxic effects on tumor-bearing mice. PSPJ upregulated host thymus/spleen indexes and ConA/LPS-induced splenocyte proliferation...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316291/immunomodulation-characteristics-by-thermal-ablation-therapy-in-cancer-patients
#20
Wuwei Yang, Wei Wang, Bing Liu, Baorang Zhu, Jing Li, Debao Xu, Yanli Ni, Li Bai, Guangxian Liu
AIM: Thermal ablation therapy has recently emerged as a promising noninvasive treatment modality for localized solid malignancies. Except its direct tumor-cell-killing effect on local tumor tissues, the immunomodulatory effect has also long been noticed which too has substantial effect on clinical outcome, but it is complicated. Though much has been investigated and rich evidences have been achieved, the fundamental state and profile of immunomodulation by thermal ablation in cancer patients, its exact mechanism, especially the systematic mechanism, and its effect on antitumor immunity remain unclear...
January 8, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
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