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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17228, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567984

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OBJECTIVE: To determine whether psychological intervention (PI) changes the levels of immune indicators in cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search published up to July 2018, followed by a manual search. Randomized controlled trials were included. Two reviewers independently screened and extracted data, which were analyzed using Review manager 5.3. RESULTS: Twenty-nine studies were included including four kinds of PI. Only stress management didn't result in immune changes; only cognitive behavior therapy affect NK cell activity. PI did not change immune indicators on cancer patients who completed therapy. Compared to patients not receiving PI, those received PI had significantly higher NK cell count and activity in whole blood; and serum levels of IL-2, IL-4, IFN-γ, lgA, and lgG. However, the differences in the serum levels of IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α, and IgM were not significant (P > .05), and the changes recorded for the CD3, CD4, and CD8 cell count, and CD4/CD8 ratios were inconsistent. CONCLUSIONS: Although there are considerable evidences of PI's immune effect, but its magnitude was moderate. Therefore, it may be premature to conclude whether PI affects immunity of cancer patients. Further research is warranted, with special focus on the PI types and treatment methods.


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Neoplasias/psicologia , Psicoterapia , Humanos , Imunidade , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Psicoterapia/métodos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(37): e17019, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517821

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The role of cytokines in the systemic inflammatory response (SIR) is now well established. This is in keeping with the role of the SIR in tumorigenesis, malignant spread, and the development of cachexia. However, the relationship between performance status/systemic inflammation frameworks and cytokine profiles is not clear. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between the Eastern cooperative oncology group performance status/modified Glasgow prognostic score (ECOG-PS/mGPS) and cooperative oncology group performance status/neutrophil platelet score (ECOG-PS/NPS) frameworks and their cytokine profile in patients with advanced cancer.This was a retrospective interrogation of data already collected as part of a recent clinical trial (NCT00676936). The relationship between the independent variables (ECOG-PS/mGPS and ECOG-PS/NPS frameworks), and dependent variables (cytokine levels) was examined using independent Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis tests where appropriate.Of the 40 patients included in final analysis the majority had evidence of an SIR assessed by mGPS (78%) or NPS (53%). All patients died on follow-up and the median survival was 91 days (4-933 days). With increasing ECOG-PS there was a higher median value of Interleukin 6 (IL-6, P = .016) and C-reactive protein (CRP, P < .01) and lower albumin (P < .01) and poorer survival (P < .001). With increasing mGPS there was a higher median value of IL-6 (P = .016), Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF, P = .010), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, P < .01) and poorer survival (P < .01). With increasing NPS there was a higher median value of TGF-ß (P < .001) and C-reactive protein (P = .020) and poor survival (P = .001). When those patients with an ECOG-PS 0/1 and mGPS0 were compared with those patients with an ECOG-PS 2 and mGPS2 there was a higher median value of IL-6 (P = .017) and poorer survival (P < .001). When those patients with an ECOG-PS 0/1 and NPS0 were compared with those patients with an ECOG-PS 2 and NPS1/2 there was a higher median value of IL-6 (P = .002), TGF-ß (P < .001) and poorer survival (P < .01).In patients with advanced cancer IL-6 was associated with the ECOG-PS/mGPS and ECOG-PS/NPS frameworks and survival in patients with advanced cancer. Therefore, the present work provides supporting evidence that agents targeting IL-6 are worthy of further exploration.


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Citocinas/imunologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Idoso , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Inflamação/diagnóstico , Inflamação/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Neoplasias/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Análise de Sobrevida
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2625-2631, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31492984

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PURPOSE: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are effective against a wide variety of cancers. However, they also induce a plethora of unique immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Since for many organ systems symptoms can be unspecific, differential diagnosis with progression of disease or infection may be difficult. C-reactive protein (CRP) has been suggested as a marker for infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of CRP in differentiating infectious causes from autoimmune side effects induced by ICIs. METHODS: In order to investigate the role of CRP in irAEs, we screened our patient data base. Only events with full infectious workup were included. In total 88 events of irAEs in 37 melanoma patients were analyzed. CRP levels before and during irAEs were evaluated. Statistical analyses were conducted using the Chi-square test for categorical variables. RESULTS: At the onset of irAE, CRP rose in 93% of cases to a mean of 52.7 mg/L (CI 35.1-70.3) from 8.4 mg/L at baseline (normal < 5 mg/L) (P < 0.0001). Other causes of CRP elevation including infectious diseases were excluded, and procalcitonin (PCT) levels were normal in 92% of events. Importantly, in 42% of cases CRP elevations preceded clinical symptoms. CONCLUSION: CRP elevation can predict the onset of irAEs in patients treated with ICIs in the absence of infectious disease.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Proteína C-Reativa , Imunomodulação , Adulto , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Feminino , Humanos , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(7): 480-486, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31507125

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BACKGROUND: Serum rheumatoid factors are autoantibodies of different isotypes directed against the Fc fraction of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and represent paradigmatic autoantibodies that have been largely used in clinical practice for decades. Traditionally IgG has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis and more recently included also in the classification criteria for SjÓ§gren's syndrome. Researchers have established that rheumatoid factors are positive in a variety of infectious, autoimmune, and neoplastic disorders, thus requiring a comprehensive evaluation of seropositive patients. Of note, hepatitis B and C viruses represent a crossroad that includes the high rheumatoid factor seroprevalence and chronic inflammatory disease, as well as progression to non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Chronic antigen stimulation is the likely common ground of these processes and rheumatoid factors may represent mere bystanders or drivers of pathology. Mixed cryoglobulinemia and lymphoproliferative disease are prime examples of the deleterious effects of rheumatoid factor-B cell activity, possibly associated with hepatitis B and C. More importantly, they show a clear association in a physiological host response to infection, chronic inflammation, and the slide toward autoimmunity and malignancy. The association between hepatitis B and C infections and the appearance of serum rheumatoid factors is further supported by prevalence data, which support a coexistence of these markers in a significant proportion of cases, with viral infections being frequent causes of rheumatoid factors in patients without a rheumatic condition. We provide a comprehensive overview of the known connections between hepatitis B and C infections and rheumatoid factors.


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Hepatite B/imunologia , Hepatite C/imunologia , Fator Reumatoide/imunologia , Autoanticorpos/imunologia , Doenças Autoimunes/imunologia , Autoimunidade/imunologia , Crioglobulinemia/imunologia , Humanos , Transtornos Linfoproliferativos/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Fator Reumatoide/sangue
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4687-4698, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519568

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Propagermanium (PG) inhibits the CCL2/CCR2 axis, and has been shown to function as an immune modulator. This study investigated its anti-tumor mechanism in patients with refractory cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five healthy volunteers and 23 patients with refractory oral (n=8) or gastric (n=15) cancer received PG (30 mg/day). We performed flow cytometry (FCM) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in vitro killing assays. RESULTS: FCM revealed that CD16+/CD56Dim NK cells (i.e., mature, cytolytic subset) increased, and the apoptosis induction rate of cancer cells increased after PG administration. Among gastric cancer patients, median OS was 172.0 days. Two patients showed complete remission of lung or liver metastasis. Survival of patients with oral cancer also tended to be prolonged. CONCLUSION: PG induces NK cell maturation, and may potentiate anti-tumor activity.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Compostos Organometálicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/metabolismo , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2541-2546, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367835

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BACKGROUND: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is known to be prognostic for patients with advanced cancers treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI), but has generally been evaluated as a single threshold value at baseline. We evaluated NLR at baseline and within first month during treatment in patients who received ICI for advanced cancer to evaluate the prognostic value of baseline and of changes from baseline to on-treatment NLR. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with advanced cancer treated with ICI from 2011 to 2017 at the Ohio State University was performed. NLR was calculated at the initiation of ICI and repeated at median of 21 days. Overall survival (OS) was calculated from the initiation of ICI to date of death or censored at last follow-up. Significance of Cox proportional hazards models were evaluated by log-rank test. Calculations were performed using the survival and survminer packages in R, and SPSS. RESULTS: 509 patients were identified and included in the analysis. Patients with baseline and on-treatment NLR < 5 had significantly longer OS (P < 0.001). The change in NLR overtime was a predictor of OS and was observed to be non-linear in nature. This property remained statistically significant with P < 0.05 after adjusting for age, body mass index, sex, cancer type, performance status, and days to repeat NLR measurement. Patients with a moderate decrease in NLR from baseline had the longest OS of 27.8 months (95% CI 21.8-33.8). Patients with significant NLR decrease had OS of 11.4 months (95% CI 6.1-16.7). Patients with a significant increase in NLR had the shortest OS of 5.0 months (95% CI 0.9-9.1). CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed the prognostic value of NLR in patients with advanced cancer treated with ICIs. We found that change in NLR over time is a non-linear predictor of patient outcomes. Patients who had moderate decrease in NLR during treatment with ICI were found to have the longest survival, whereas a significant decrease or increase in NLR was associated with shorter survival. To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate a non-linear change in NLR over time that correlates with survival.


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Contagem de Leucócitos , Contagem de Linfócitos , Linfócitos , Neoplasias/sangue , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Neutrófilos , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Linfócitos/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Neutrófilos/imunologia , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Vet Immunol Immunopathol ; 214: 109902, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31378221

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Autoantibodies against cytokines have been associated with immunodeficiency, susceptibility to infectious diseases, autoimmunity and inflammation in humans, but have not yet been investigated in the Veterinary field so far. The aim of the current study was to determine the presence of anti-cytokine autoantibodies in canines suffering from various conditions including recurrent infections, autoimmune diseases and cancer in comparison to healthy controls. This is the first report of the presence of autoantibodies against cytokines in dogs. A total of 101 serum samples (51 patients and 50 clinically healthy dogs) from the state of Mexico and surroundings were analysed using a multiplex bead-based flow cytometry assay. Results show significant levels of various anti-cytokine autoantibodies in diseased dogs but not in healthy controls. In addition we show distinct associations of various disease types to the specificity of anti-cytokine autoantibodies and to response complexities. Apart from the direct functional/causal implication of anti-cytokine auto-antibodies on disease processes, this findings point to the possibility to use anti-cytokine response patterns as diagnostic tools.


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Autoanticorpos/sangue , Doenças Autoimunes/veterinária , Citocinas/imunologia , Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/veterinária , Animais , Doenças Autoimunes/imunologia , Cães , Feminino , Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/imunologia , Incidência , Masculino , México , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/veterinária
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Life Sci ; 233: 116680, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31344431

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Cancer is a globally challenging health problem threatening mankind. Despite therapeutic advances in dealing with this malignancy, heterogeneous response and resistance to chemotherapeutic agents remain the hallmarks of cancer therapy. On the other hand, the involvement of the microbiota in affecting human health is well defined. An ever-growing body of evidence implicates the potential link between the microbiome and the efficacy of cancer therapies. Gut microbiota can modulate the metabolism of drugs in a number of ways. The presence of bacteria within the tumor environment can also impact the responses to cancer therapies; changing the chemical structure of chemotherapeutic drugs, affecting their activity, and local concentration. However, the underlying mechanisms by which gut and tumor microbial communities affect the response to cancer therapy are poorly understood and deciphering these mechanisms is of paramount importance. This review provides an overview of how gut and tumor microbiota might affect the efficacy of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy and alleviate the adverse side effects of these therapies for the development of personalized and effective anticancer therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Imunoterapia , Neoplasias/microbiologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Radioterapia , Humanos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Expert Opin Ther Pat ; 29(8): 643-651, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291131

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Introduction: LAG-3 is checkpoint inhibitor in cancer that coordinates the downregulation of the proliferation of antigen-specific lymphocytes. There is a great need to discover and develop new therapies focused on inhibiting the action of LAG-3 and consequently improving the immune response in the various types of cancer. Areas covered: The patent literature reveals novel therapies, which provide information on cancer therapies. The authors used the patent databases of the six main patent offices of the world: United States Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, Japan Patent Office, State Intellectual Property Office of China and Korean Intellectual Property Office, to generate a detailed landscape of patents and patent applications of active companies related to LAG-3 inhibitors. Specific patents have been grouped into innovative patents and adopting patents. Expert opinion: There is a continuing development of LAG-3 inhibitors, and these inhibitors are being used in combination with other cancer treatment schemes, for example, antibodies against PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4. Immutep and IO Therapeutics were the leaders in generating innovator patents, followed by Gustave Roussy Institute, and Applied Research Systems ARS. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was the leader in the generation of adopter patents, followed by Novartis .


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Antígenos CD/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Anticorpos/administração & dosagem , Antígenos CD/imunologia , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/imunologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Desenvolvimento de Medicamentos/métodos , Humanos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Patentes como Assunto
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Expert Opin Investig Drugs ; 28(8): 695-708, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31359805

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Introduction: Immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of cancer. Given this growing success, at the same time, there are significant limitations and unanswered questions concerning response rates, duration of therapy, why some patients respond and others do not, and if combining different immune-agents would overcome this lack of response, increase the chance of success and postpone acquired resistance. Areas covered: The comprehension of how to properly modulate the immune pathways, the molecular and the immunological bases of the disease, will be fundamental to guide the development of therapeutic interventions and combinations that will be more suitable for treatment of cancer patients. In this review, we discuss the strategies of immunotherapy combinations in order to develop more effective immunotherapy programs, with a particular focus on melanoma and renal cancer patients, as well as the combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy. Expert Opinion: Given the complexity of immune activation, combinatorial approaches are needed, and due to the considerable variability in tumor biology across patients and tumor types, patient selection and biomarkers need to be further explored. In summary, combined therapies have shown promising success, but additional and continuous research to identify the safety, efficacy, optimal combination, dosage and timing are still required.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias/terapia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/imunologia , Neoplasias Renais/terapia , Melanoma/imunologia , Melanoma/terapia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(8): 1359-1368, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332464

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting coinhibitory pathways in T cells possess efficacy in combating cancer. In addition to PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 antibodies which are already established in tumor immunotherapy, immune checkpoints such as LAG-3 or BTLA are emerging, which may have the potential to enhance T-cell responses alone or in combination with PD-1 blockers. CD4+ T cells play a central role in the immune system and contribute to productive immune responses in multiple ways. The effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on this cell subset may thus critically influence therapeutic outcomes. Here, we have used in vitro responses to tetanus toxoid (TT) as a model system to study the effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on CD4+ T-cell responses. CFSE-labeled PBMCs of 65 donors were stimulated with TT in the presence of blocking antibodies to PD-L1, CTLA-4, LAG-3, or BTLA for 7 days. We found that the PD-L1 antibody greatly enhanced cytokine production and antigen-specific CD4+ T-cell proliferation, whereas blocking antibodies to BTLA or LAG-3 did not augment responses to TT. Surprisingly, the presence of the therapeutic CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab resulted in a significant reduction of CD4+ T-cell proliferation and cytokine production. Stimulation experiments with an IgG4 variant of ipilimumab indicated that the inhibitory effect of ipilimumab was dependent on its IgG1 isotype. Our results indicate that the therapeutic CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab can impair CD4+ effector T-cell responses and that this activity is mediated by its Fc part and CD16-expressing cells.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Ipilimumab/farmacologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antígenos CD/imunologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígeno CTLA-4/imunologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Fragmentos Fc das Imunoglobulinas/metabolismo , Ipilimumab/uso terapêutico , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Receptores Imunológicos/imunologia , Toxoide Tetânico/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2924, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266950

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Fas induces apoptosis in activated T cell to maintain immune homeostasis, but the effects of non-apoptotic Fas signaling on T cells remain unclear. Here we show that Fas promotes TH9 cell differentiation by activating NF-κB via Ca2+-dependent PKC-ß activation. In addition, PKC-ß also phosphorylates p38 to inactivate NFAT1 and reduce NFAT1-NF-κB synergy to promote the Fas-induced TH9 transcription program. Fas ligation exacerbates inflammatory bowel disease by increasing TH9 cell differentiation, and promotes antitumor activity in p38 inhibitor-treated TH9 cells. Furthermore, low-dose p38 inhibitor suppresses tumor growth without inducing systemic adverse effects. In patients with tumor, relatively high TH9 cell numbers are associated with good prognosis. Our study thus implicates Fas in CD4+ T cells as a target for inflammatory bowel disease therapy. Furthermore, simultaneous Fas ligation and low-dose p38 inhibition may be an effective approach for TH9 cell induction and cancer therapy.


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Diferenciação Celular , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Linfócitos T Reguladores/citologia , Receptor fas/imunologia , Animais , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Nus , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Fatores de Transcrição NFATC/genética , Fatores de Transcrição NFATC/imunologia , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Proteína Quinase C beta/genética , Proteína Quinase C beta/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Receptor fas/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/imunologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3365-3372, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262857

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Progesterone induced blocking factor (PIBF) is a unique protein that is not present in normal cells, but is found predominantly in rapidly growing cells of the fetal placental unit or cancer cells. There is a larger "parent" form that is a nuclear protein involved in cell to cell regulation, allowing tumor cells to proliferate and invade tissues. The parent compound is cleaved into smaller intracytoplasmic isoforms that can suppress cellular immune response, especially, but not limited to natural killer cells. The progesterone receptor antagonist mifepristone can suppress messenger RNA for PIBF, but can also suppress the intracytoplasmic protein. Treating cancer cell lines, intact animals with a variety of spontaneous cancers, and people with various cancers with mifepristone, has been found to inhibit cancer growth, and provide both palliation of symptoms and longevity possibly by suppressing this unique immunomodulatory protein.


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Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas da Gravidez/antagonistas & inibidores , Fatores Supressores Imunológicos/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Feminino , Antagonistas de Hormônios/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Longevidade , Mifepristona/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/imunologia , Cuidados Paliativos , Placenta/imunologia , Gravidez , Proteínas da Gravidez/imunologia , Progesterona/farmacologia , Progestinas/farmacologia , Receptores de Progesterona/metabolismo , Fatores Supressores Imunológicos/imunologia
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Nature ; 571(7764): 270-274, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31207604

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Tumour-specific CD8 T cell dysfunction is a differentiation state that is distinct from the functional effector or memory T cell states1-6. Here we identify the nuclear factor TOX as a crucial regulator of the differentiation of tumour-specific T (TST) cells. We show that TOX is highly expressed in dysfunctional TST cells from tumours and in exhausted T cells during chronic viral infection. Expression of TOX is driven by chronic T cell receptor stimulation and NFAT activation. Ectopic expression of TOX in effector T cells in vitro induced a transcriptional program associated with T cell exhaustion. Conversely, deletion of Tox in TST cells in tumours abrogated the exhaustion program: Tox-deleted TST cells did not upregulate genes for inhibitory receptors (such as Pdcd1, Entpd1, Havcr2, Cd244 and Tigit), the chromatin of which remained largely inaccessible, and retained high expression of transcription factors such as TCF-1. Despite their normal, 'non-exhausted' immunophenotype, Tox-deleted TST cells remained dysfunctional, which suggests that the regulation of expression of inhibitory receptors is uncoupled from the loss of effector function. Notably, although Tox-deleted CD8 T cells differentiated normally to effector and memory states in response to acute infection, Tox-deleted TST cells failed to persist in tumours. We hypothesize that the TOX-induced exhaustion program serves to prevent the overstimulation of T cells and activation-induced cell death in settings of chronic antigen stimulation such as cancer.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Neoplasias/imunologia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/citologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/deficiência , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Humanos , Memória Imunológica , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/citologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Camundongos , Neoplasias/patologia , Fenótipo , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Transcrição Genética
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Expert Opin Ther Pat ; 29(7): 481-485, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31216214

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Introduction: OX40 is checkpoint inhibitor in cancer that coordinates the downregulation of the proliferation of antigen-specific lymphocytes. There is a great need to discover and develop new therapies focused on inhibiting the action of OX40 and consequently improving the immune response in the various types of cancer. Authors of patent US2018256711A1 propose a method to eradicate cancer that utilizes anti-OX40 agonist antibody in combination with anti-PD-L1 antagonist antibody. Areas covered: Patent US2018256711A1 describes a method of cancer combinatorial treatment consisting of the utilization of a pharmaceutical cocktail containing anti-OX40 and an anti-PD-L1 antibody. Expert opinion: The results of the clinical trials only support trials regarding the tolerability of combinatorial therapy, even when the objectives of determining the safety and pharmacokinetics of the treatment are proposed.


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Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias/terapia , Receptores OX40/agonistas , Animais , Anticorpos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos/imunologia , Humanos , Imunoterapia/efeitos adversos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Patentes como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(7): 1039-1058, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31165204

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The emergence of immunotherapy has revolutionized medical oncology with unprecedented advances in cancer treatment over the past two decades. However, a major obstacle in cancer immunotherapy is identifying appropriate tumor-specific antigens to make targeted therapy achievable with fewer normal cells being impaired. The similarity between placentation and tumor development and growth has inspired many investigators to discover antigens for effective immunotherapy of cancers. Placenta-specific 1 (PLAC1) is one of the recently discovered placental antigens with limited normal tissue expression and fundamental roles in placental function and development. There is a growing body of evidence showing that PLAC1 is frequently activated in a wide variety of cancer types and promotes cancer progression. Based on the restricted expression of PLAC1 in testis, placenta and a wide variety of cancers, we have designated this molecule with new terminology, cancer-testis-placenta (CTP) antigen, a feature that PLAC1 shares with many other cancer testis antigens. Recent reports from our lab provide compelling evidence on the preferential expression of PLAC1 in prostate cancer and its potential utility in prostate cancer immunotherapy. PLAC1 may be regarded as a potential CTP antigen for targeted cancer immunotherapy based on the available data on its promoting function in cancer development and also its expression in cancers of different histological origin. In this review, we will summarize current data on PLAC1 with emphasis on its association with cancer development and immunotherapy.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias/terapia , Proteínas da Gravidez/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/imunologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Masculino , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Placenta/patologia , Gravidez , Proteínas da Gravidez/imunologia , Proteínas da Gravidez/metabolismo , Testículo/patologia
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(7): 1195-1209, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177329

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The anti-tumor efficacy of TCR-engineered T cells in vivo depends largely on less-differentiated subsets such as T cells with naïve-like T cell (TN) phenotypes with greater expansion and long-term persistence. To increase these subsets, we compared the generation of New York esophageal squamous cell carcinoma-1 (NY-ESO-1)-specific T cells under supplementation with either IL-2 or IL-7/IL-15. PBMCs were transduced with MS3II-NY-ESO-1-siTCR retroviral vector. T cell generation was adapted from a CD19-specific CART cell production protocol. Comparable results in viability, expansion and transduction efficiency of T cells under stimulation with either IL-2 or IL-7/IL-15 were observed. IL-7/IL-15 led to an increase of CD4+ T cells and a decrease of CD8+ T cells, enriched the amount of TN among CD4+ T cells but not among CD8+ T cells. In a 51Cr release assay, similar specific lysis of NY-ESO-1-positive SW982 sarcoma cells was achieved. However, intracellular cytokine staining revealed a significantly increased production of IFN-γ and TNF-α in T cells generated by IL-2 stimulation. To validate these unexpected findings, NY-ESO-1-specific T cell production was evaluated in another protocol originally established for TCR-engineered T cells. IL-7/IL-15 increased the proportion of TN. However, the absolute number of TN did not increase due to a significantly slower expansion of T cells with IL-7/IL-15. In conclusion, IL-7/IL-15 does not seem to be superior to IL-2 for the generation of NY-ESO-1-specific T cells. This is in sharp contrast to the observations in CD19-specific CART cells. Changes of cytokine cocktails should be carefully evaluated for individual vector systems.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Engenharia Celular/métodos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/métodos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Neoplasias/terapia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/imunologia , Antígenos CD19/metabolismo , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/transplante , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/transplante , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Meios de Cultura , Humanos , Interleucina-15/imunologia , Interleucina-2/imunologia , Interleucina-7/imunologia , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos Quiméricos/genética
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(54): 7729-7736, 2019 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31225574

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In the last two decades, the paramount importance of Tumor Associated Carbohydrate Antigens (TACAs) as targets for anticancer vaccine development has been firmly assessed. The Tn antigen is an ideal target for immunotherapy, in that it is masked on normal cells, but exposed on cancer cells. However, it is difficult to elicit an effective and long-lasting response against Tn antigen and other TACAs. Here we report on the Tn antigen analogues developed to boost the latent Tn immune response. Hopefully, the results reported herein will be of help for the rational design of effective TACA-based immunostimulants.


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Adjuvantes Imunológicos/química , Antígenos Glicosídicos Associados a Tumores/imunologia , Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Galactosídeos/imunologia , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/síntese química , Animais , Antígenos Glicosídicos Associados a Tumores/química , Materiais Biomiméticos/síntese química , Vacinas Anticâncer/imunologia , Galactosídeos/síntese química , Galactosídeos/química , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Peptídeos Cíclicos/síntese química , Peptídeos Cíclicos/química , Peptídeos Cíclicos/imunologia , Células RAW 264.7
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Nat Immunol ; 20(7): 835-851, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160797

RESUMO

How tumor cells genetically lose antigenicity and evade immune checkpoints remains largely elusive. We report that tissue-specific expression of the human long noncoding RNA LINK-A in mouse mammary glands initiates metastatic mammary gland tumors, which phenotypically resemble human triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). LINK-A expression facilitated crosstalk between phosphatidylinositol-(3,4,5)-trisphosphate and inhibitory G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) pathways, attenuating protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of the E3 ubiquitin ligase TRIM71. Consequently, LINK-A expression enhanced K48-polyubiquitination-mediated degradation of the antigen peptide-loading complex (PLC) and intrinsic tumor suppressors Rb and p53. Treatment with LINK-A locked nucleic acids or GPCR antagonists stabilized the PLC components, Rb and p53, and sensitized mammary gland tumors to immune checkpoint blockers. Patients with programmed ccll death protein-1(PD-1) blockade-resistant TNBC exhibited elevated LINK-A levels and downregulated PLC components. Hence we demonstrate lncRNA-dependent downregulation of antigenicity and intrinsic tumor suppression, which provides the basis for developing combinational immunotherapy treatment regimens and early TNBC prevention.


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Apresentação do Antígeno/imunologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/imunologia , Oncogenes , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Evasão Tumoral/genética , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia , Adenoma/genética , Adenoma/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases Dependentes de AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Fosforilação , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/antagonistas & inibidores , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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