Analysis of mismatch repair (MMR) proteins expression in a series of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients.

一系列恶性胸膜间皮瘤 (MPM) 患者错配修复 (MMR) 蛋白表达的分析。

  • 影响因子:2.31
  • DOI:10.1007/s12094-019-02275-9
  • 作者列表:"Cedrés S","Ponce-Aix S","Iranzo P","Callejo A","Pardo N","Navarro A","Martinez-Marti A","Gómez-Abecia S","Zucchiatti AC","Sansano I","Enguita AB","Miquel JM","Viaplana C","Dienstmann R","Paz-Ares L","Felip E
  • 发表时间:2020-01-08

BACKGROUND:Promising results have been reported with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) in a small proportion of MPM patients. MMR deficiency (dMMR) has been well described in several malignancies and was approved as a biomarker for anti-PD-1 inhibitors. Next generation sequencing (NGS) data demonstrated that 2% of MPM harbor microsatellite instability. The aim of this study is to characterize MMR by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in a series of MPM including a subset of patients treated with immunotherapy. METHODS:Tumors of 159 MPM p diagnosed between 2002 and 2017 were reviewed. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue was stained for MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2 and tumors were classified as dMMR (MMR protein expression negative) and MMR intact (all MMR proteins positively expressed). We retrospectively collected clinical outcomes under standard chemotherapy and experimental immunotherapy in the entire cohort. RESULTS:MMR protein expression was analyzed in 158 samples with enough tissue and was positive in all of the cases. Twenty two patients received ICI with anti-CTLA4 or anti-PD-1 blockade in clinical trials, 58% had a response or stable disease for more than 6 m, with median progression-free survival (PFS) of 5.7 m (2.1-26.1 m). The median overall survival (mOS) in all population was 15 months (m) (13.5-18.8 m). In a multivariable model factors associated to improved mOS were PS 0, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) <5 and epithelioid histology (p<0.001). Conclusions: In our series we were unable to identify any MPM patient with dMMR by IHC. Further studies are needed to elucidate potential predictive biomarkers of ICI beneft in MPM.


背景: 免疫检查点抑制剂 (ICI) 在一小部分 MPM 患者中已经报道了有希望的结果。MMR 缺陷 (dMMR) 已在几种恶性肿瘤中得到很好的描述,并被批准作为抗-PD-1 抑制剂的生物标志物。下一代测序 (NGS) 数据证明 2% 的 MPM 存在微卫星不稳定性。本研究的目的是通过免疫组化 (IHC) 在一系列 MPM 中表征 MMR,包括接受免疫治疗的患者子集。 方法: 回顾 159 和 2002年诊断的 2017 例 MPM p 肿瘤。福尔马林固定、石蜡包埋的组织进行 MLH1 、 MSH2 、 MSH6 和 PMS2 染色,肿瘤分类为 dMMR (MMR 蛋白表达阴性) 和 MMR 完整 (所有 MMR 蛋白阳性表达)。我们回顾性收集了整个队列中标准化疗和实验性免疫治疗下的临床结局。 结果: 在 158 例有足够组织的样本中分析了 MMR 蛋白表达,所有病例均为阳性。在临床试验中,22 例患者接受了抗-CTLA4 或抗-PD-1 阻断的 ICI,58% 的患者疾病缓解或稳定超过 6 m,中位无进展生存期 (PFS) 5.7 米 (2.1-26.1 米)。所有人群的中位总生存期 (mOS) 为 15 个月 (m) (13.5-18.8 m)。在多变量模型中,与改善 mOS 相关的因素为 PS 0 、中性粒细胞-淋巴细胞比值 (NLR) <5 和上皮样组织学 (p<0.001)。 结论: 在我们的系列中,我们无法通过 IHC 识别任何患有 dMMR 的 MPM 患者。需要进一步的研究来阐明 MPM 中 ICI获益的潜在预测生物标志物。



作者列表:["De Cunto G","Brancaleone V","Riemma MA","Cerqua I","Vellecco V","Spaziano G","Cavarra E","Bartalesi B","D'Agostino B","Lungarella G","Cirino G","Lucattelli M","Roviezzo F"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:A critical role for sphingosine kinase/sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) pathway in the control of airway function has been demonstrated in respiratory diseases. Here, we address S1P contribution in a mouse model of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH:C57BL/6J mice have been exposed to room air or cigarette smoke up to 11 months and killed at different time points. Functional and molecular studies have been performed. KEY RESULTS:Cigarette smoke caused emphysematous changes throughout the lung parenchyma coupled to a progressive collagen deposition in both peribronchiolar and peribronchial areas. The high and low airways showed an increased reactivity to cholinergic stimulation and α-smooth muscle actin overexpression. Similarly, an increase in airway reactivity and lung resistances following S1P challenge occurred in smoking mice. A high expression of S1P, Sph-K2 , and S1P receptors (S1P2 and S1P3 ) has been detected in the lung of smoking mice. Sphingosine kinases inhibition reversed the increased cholinergic response in airways of smoking mice. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:S1P signalling up-regulation follows the disease progression in smoking mice and is involved in the development of airway hyperresponsiveness. Our study defines a therapeutic potential for S1P inhibitors in management of airways hyperresponsiveness associated to emphysema in smokers with both asthma and COPD.

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作者列表:["Bernstein DM","Toth B","Rogers RA","Kling DE","Kunzendorf P","Phillips JI","Ernst H"]

METHODS::The interim results from this 90-day multi-dose, inhalation toxicology study with life-time post-exposure observation has shown an important fundamental difference in persistence and pathological response in the lung between brake dust derived from brake-pads manufactured with chrysotile, TiO2 or chrysotile alone in comparison to the amphiboles, crocidolite and amosite asbestos. In the brake dust exposure groups no significant pathological response was observed at any time. Slight macrophage accumulation of particles was noted. Wagner-scores, were from 1 to 2 (1 = air-control group) and were similar to the TiO2 group. Chrysotile being biodegradable, shows a weakening of its matrix and breaking into short fibers & particles that can be cleared by alveolar macrophages and continued dissolution. In the chrysotile exposure groups, particle laden macrophage accumulation was noted leading to a slight interstitial inflammatory response (Wagner-score 1-3). There was no peribronchiolar inflammation and occasional very slight interstitial fibrosis. The histopathology and the confocal analyses clearly differentiate the pathological response from amphibole asbestos, crocidolite and amosite, compared to that from the brake dust and chrysotile. Both crocidolite and amosite induced persistent inflammation, microgranulomas, and fibrosis (Wagner-scores 4), which persisted through the post exposure period. The confocal microscopy of the lung and snap-frozen chestwalls quantified the extensive inflammatory response and collagen development in the lung and on the visceral and parietal surfaces. The interim results reported here, provide a clear basis for differentiating the effects from brake dust exposure from those following amphibole asbestos exposure. The subsequent results through life-time post-exposure will follow.

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作者列表:["Zaragosi LE","Deprez M","Barbry P"]

METHODS::The respiratory tract is lined by a pseudo-stratified epithelium from the nose to terminal bronchioles. This first line of defense of the lung against external stress includes five main cell types: basal, suprabasal, club, goblet and multiciliated cells, as well as rare cells such as ionocytes, neuroendocrine and tuft/brush cells. At homeostasis, this epithelium self-renews at low rate but is able of fast regeneration upon damage. Airway epithelial cell lineages during regeneration have been investigated in the mouse by genetic labeling, mainly after injuring the epithelium with noxious agents. From these approaches, basal cells have been identified as progenitors of club, goblet and multiciliated cells, but also of ionocytes and neuroendocrine cells. Single-cell RNA sequencing, coupled to lineage inference algorithms, has independently allowed the establishment of comprehensive pictures of cell lineage relationships in both mouse and human. In line with genetic tracing experiments in mouse trachea, studies using single-cell RNA sequencing (RNAseq) have shown that basal cells first differentiate into club cells, which in turn mature into goblet cells or differentiate into multiciliated cells. In the human airway epithelium, single-cell RNAseq has identified novel intermediate populations such as deuterosomal cells, 'hybrid' mucous-multiciliated cells and progenitors of rare cells. Novel differentiation dynamics, such as a transition from goblet to multiciliated cells have also been discovered. The future of cell lineage relationships in the respiratory tract now resides in the combination of genetic labeling approaches with single-cell RNAseq to establish, in a definitive manner, the hallmarks of cellular lineages in normal and pathological situations.

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