Based on our studies, we developed a diagnostic kit for evaluating and monitoring the status of the immune system prior to and following immunotherapy/drug treatment in chronic diseases. Patients living with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, infections and cancer often suffer from complications that could be foretold by changes in the function of the immune system, such as chronic inflammation and associated immunosuppression. In addition, many respond poorly to a chosen immunotherapy, thus further aggravating their condition. Currently, prognosis of immunotherapy success rates or complication appearance in these patients is done retrospectively, since there are no available prognostic/diagnostic tools to predict the harmful immune status and to follow up effects of given treatments. We identified a novel biomarker, CD247, for distinguishing between acute and chronic inflammation, detecting the immune status in patients suffering from diseases characterized by chronic inflammation, and monitoring the efficacy of a given therapy.
Based on this discovery, we developed a prognostic/diagnostic kit, utilizing a simple assay analyzing a whole blood sample for monitoring the immune status prior to and following treatment. This kit will enable an intelligent selection of the timing and drug/immunotherapeutic treatment (personalized treatment), improving the efficacy of a given immunotherapy to patients with chronic diseases. Better diagnosis and prognosis of the immune status should dramatically increase quality of life and decrease the high expenses needed for treating complications characterizing late stages of chronic disease. The advantages of the novel kit were established both by results in animal models, and in preliminary trials with diabetic patients. We are currently:
These studies will shed light on the basic mechanisms that control receptor expression, transport and function, as well as contribute to the development of immunotherapeutic strategies for immunosuppression associated with chronic inflammatory diseases.
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Caplan, S., Almogi-Hazan, O., Ezernitchi, A., Manaster, E., Gazit, A., and Baniyash, M. (2001) The cytoskeleton-associated TCR chain is constitutively phosphorylated in the absence of an active p56(lck) form. Eur J Immunol. 31:580-589.
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Bronstein-Sitton N., Cohen-Daniel L., Vaknin I., Ezernitchi AV., Leshem B., Halabi A., Houri-Hadad Y., Greenbaum E., Zakay-Rones Z., Shapira L., and Baniyash M. (2003). Sustained exposure to bacterial antigen induces IFNg-dependent T cell antigen receptor z down-regulation and impaired T cell function. Nat. Immunol. 4:957-964.
Gonen-Gross, T., Achdout, H., Gazit, R., Hanna, J., Mizrahi, S., Markal, G., Goldman-Wohl, D., Yagel, S., Horejsi, V., Levy, O., Baniyash, M., and Mandelboim, O. (2003). Complexes of HLA-G protein on the cell surface are important for the LIR-1 function. J. Immunol. 171:1343-5.
Baniyash M. (2004). Down-regulation of the TCRz chain: curtailing an excessive inflammatory immune response. Invited review for Nat. Immunol. Rev. 4:675- 687.
Baniyash M. (2006). The inflammation-cancer linkage: A double-edged sword? Semin. Cancer Biol. 16:1-2. An editorial chapter as a guest editor of a volume in Seminars in Cancer Biology entitled “A double-edged sword?”
Baniyash M. (2006). Chronic inflammation, immunosuppression and cancer: New insights and outlook. Semin. Cancer Biol. 16:80-88.
Ezernitchi, AV., Vaknin, I., Cohen-Daniel, L., Levy, O., Manaster, E., Halabi, A., Pikarsky, E., Shapira, L., Baniyash, M. (2006). TCR zdown-regulation under chronic inflammation is mediated by myeloid suppressor cells differentially distributed between various lymphatic organs. J Immunol. 177:4763-72.
Marhaba, R., Vitacolonna, M., Hildebrand, D., Baniyash, M., Freyschmidt-Paul, P., Zoller, M. (2007). The importance of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the regulation of autoimmune effector cells by a chronic contact eczema. J Immunol. 179:5071-81.
Einstein, O., Fainstein, N., Vaknin, I., Mizrachi-Kol, R., Reihartz, E., Grigoriadis, N., Lavon, I., Baniyash, M., Lassmann, H., Ben-Hur, T. (2007). Neural precursors attenuate autoimmune encephalomyelitis by peripheral immunosuppression. Ann Neurol. 61:209-18.
Vaknin, I., Blinder. L., Wang, L., Gazit, R., Shapira, E., Genina, O., Pines, M., Pikarsky, E., Baniyash, M. (2008). A common pathway mediated through Toll-like receptors leads to T- and natural killer-cell immunosuppression. Blood. 111:1437-47.
Fainstein, N., Vaknin, I., Einstein, O., Zisman, P., Ben Sasson, S.Z., Baniyash, M., Ben-Hur, T. (2008). Neural precursor cells inhibit multiple inflammatory signals. Mol Cell Neurosci. 39:335-41.
Silberman, I., Sionov, R.V., Zuckerman, V., Haupt, S., Goldberg, Z., Strasser, A., Ben-Sasson, Z.S., Baniyash, M., Koleske, A.J., Haupt, Y. (2008). T cell survival and function requires c-Abl tyrosine kinase. Cell Cycle. 7:3847-57.
Meyer, C., Sevko, A., Ramacher, M., Bazhin, AV., Falk, CS., Osen, W., Borrello, I., Kato, M., Schadendorf, D., Baniyash, M., Umansky, V. (2011) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108:17111-6.
Kanterman, J., Sade-Feldman, M., and Baniyash, M. New insights into chronic inflammation-induced immunosuppression. (2012) Seminars in cancer biology. 22:307-18 (Invited review).
Sevko, A., Sade-Feldman, M., Kanterman, J., Michels, T., Falk, CS., Umansky, L., Ramacher, M., Kato, M., Schadendorf, D., Baniyash, M., and Umansky, V. Cyclophosphamide Promotes Chronic Inflammation-Dependent Immunosuppression and Prevents Antitumor Response in Melanoma. (2012) J Invest Dermatol. [Epub ahead of print]
Sade-Feldman, M., Kanterman, J., Ish-Shalom, E., Elnekave, M., Horwitz, E., and Baniyash, M. TNF blocks differentiation and enhances suppressive activity of immature myeloid cells during chronic inflammation. (2013) Immunity, (Accepted for publication).
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