Yogen Saunthararajah, Mikkael Sekeres, Anjali Advani, Reda Mahfouz, Lisa Durkin, Tomas Radivoyevitch, Ricki Englehaupt, Joy Juersivich, Kathleen Cooper, Holleh Husseinzadeh, Bartlomiej Przychodzen, Matthew Rump, Sean Hobson, Marc Earl, Ronald Sobecks, Robert Dean, Frederic Reu, Ramon Tiu, Betty Hamilton, Edward Copelan, Alan Lichtin, Eric Hsi, Matt Kalaycio, Jaroslaw Maciejewski
Elisa Fabbrini, Jun Yoshino, Mihoko Yoshino, Faidon Magkos, Courtney Tiemann Luecking, Dmitri Samovski, Gemma Fraterrigo, Adewole L. Okunade, Bruce W. Patterson, Samuel Klein
BACKGROUND. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery causes profound weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity (SI) in obese patients. Regular exercise can also improve SI in obese individuals; however, it is unknown whether exercise and RYGB surgery–induced weight loss would additively improve SI and other cardiometabolic factors.
METHODS. We conducted a single-blind, prospective, randomized trial with 128 men and women who recently underwent RYGB surgery (within 1–3 months). Participants were randomized to either a 6-month semi-supervised moderate exercise protocol (EX,
RESULTS. 119 (93%) participants completed the interventions, 95% for CON and 91% for EX. There was a significant decrease in body weight and fat mass for both groups (
CONCLUSION. Moderate exercise following RYGB surgery provides additional improvements in SI, SG, and cardiorespiratory fitness compared with a sedentary lifestyle during similar weight loss.
TRIAL REGISTRATION. clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT00692367.
FUNDING. This study was funded by the NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R01 DK078192) and an NIH/National Center for Research Resources/Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1 RR024153.
Paul M. Coen, Charles J. Tanner, Nicole L. Helbling, Gabriel S. Dubis, Kazanna C. Hames, Hui Xie, George M. Eid, Maja Stefanovic-Racic, Frederico G.S. Toledo, John M. Jakicic, Joseph A. Houmard, Bret H. Goodpaster
BACKGROUND. Temozolomide (TMZ) is one of the most potent chemotherapy agents for the treatment of glioblastoma. Unfortunately, almost half of glioblastoma tumors are TMZ resistant due to overexpression of methylguanine methyltransferase (MGMThi). Coadministration of O6-benzylguanine (O6BG) can restore TMZ sensitivity, but causes off-target myelosuppression. Here, we conducted a prospective clinical trial to test whether gene therapy to confer O6BG resistance in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) improves chemotherapy tolerance and outcome.
METHODS. We enrolled 7 newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients with MGMThi tumors. Patients received autologous gene-modified HSCs following single-agent carmustine administration. After hematopoietic recovery, patients underwent O6BG/TMZ chemotherapy in 28-day cycles. Serial blood samples and tumor images were collected throughout the study. Chemotherapy tolerance was determined by the observed myelosuppression and recovery following each cycle. Patient-specific biomathematical modeling of tumor growth was performed. Progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were also evaluated.
RESULTS. Gene therapy permitted a significant increase in the mean number of tolerated O6BG/TMZ cycles (4.4 cycles per patient,
CONCLUSION. These data support further development of chemoprotective gene therapy in combination with O6BG and TMZ for the treatment of glioblastoma and potentially other tumors with overexpression of MGMT.
TRIAL REGISTRATION. Clinicaltrials.gov NCT00669669.
FUNDING. R01CA114218, R01AI080326, R01HL098489, P30DK056465, K01DK076973, R01HL074162, R01CA164371, R01NS060752, U54CA143970.
Jennifer E. Adair, Sandra K. Johnston, Maciej M. Mrugala, Brian C. Beard, Laura A. Guyman, Anne L. Baldock, Carly A. Bridge, Andrea Hawkins-Daarud, Jennifer L. Gori, Donald E. Born, Luis F. Gonzalez-Cuyar, Daniel L. Silbergeld, Russell C. Rockne, Barry E. Storer, Jason K. Rockhill, Kristin R. Swanson, Hans-Peter Kiem
Mitchell E. Horwitz, Nelson J. Chao, David A. Rizzieri, Gwynn D. Long, Keith M. Sullivan, Cristina Gasparetto, John P. Chute, Ashley Morris, Carolyn McDonald, Barbara Waters-Pick, Patrick Stiff, Steven Wease, Amnon Peled, David Snyder, Einat Galamidi Cohen, Hadas Shoham, Efrat Landau, Etty Friend, Iddo Peleg, Dorit Aschengrau, Dima Yackoubov, Joanne Kurtzberg, Tony Peled
Enoch Muyanja, Aloysius Ssemaganda, Pearline NGauv, Rafael Cubas, Helene Perrin, Divya Srinivasan, Glenda Canderan, Benton Lawson, Jakub Kopycinski, Amanda S. Graham, Dawne K. Rowe, Michaela J. Smith, Sharon Isern, Scott Michael, Guido Silvestri, Thomas H. Vanderford, Erika Castro, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Joel Singer, Jill Gillmour, Noah Kiwanuka, Annet Nanvubya, Claudia Schmidt, Josephine Birungi, Josephine Cox, Elias K. Haddad, Pontiano Kaleebu, Patricia Fast, Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, Lydie Trautmann
Konstantinos D. Rizas, Tuomo Nieminen, Petra Barthel, Christine S. Zürn, Mika Kähönen, Jari Viik, Terho Lehtimäki, Kjell Nikus, Christian Eick, Tim O. Greiner, Hans P. Wendel, Peter Seizer, Jürgen Schreieck, Meinrad Gawaz, Georg Schmidt, Axel Bauer
Eugene J. Koay, Mark J. Truty, Vittorio Cristini, Ryan M. Thomas, Rong Chen, Deyali Chatterjee, Ya’an Kang, Priya R. Bhosale, Eric P. Tamm, Christopher H. Crane, Milind Javle, Matthew H. Katz, Vijaya N. Gottumukkala, Marc A. Rozner, Haifa Shen, Jeffery E. Lee, Huamin Wang, Yuling Chen, William Plunkett, James L. Abbruzzese, Robert A. Wolff, Gauri R. Varadhachary, Mauro Ferrari, Jason B. Fleming
Thomas O. Carpenter, Erik A. Imel, Mary D. Ruppe, Thomas J. Weber, Mark A. Klausner, Margaret M. Wooddell, Tetsuyoshi Kawakami, Takahiro Ito, Xiaoping Zhang, Jeffrey Humphrey, Karl L. Insogna, Munro Peacock
Ute E. Burkhardt, Ursula Hainz, Kristen Stevenson, Natalie R. Goldstein, Mildred Pasek, Masayasu Naito, Di Wu, Vincent T. Ho, Anselmo Alonso, Naa Norkor Hammond, Jessica Wong, Quinlan L. Sievers, Ana Brusic, Sean M. McDonough, Wanyong Zeng, Ann Perrin, Jennifer R. Brown, Christine M. Canning, John Koreth, Corey Cutler, Philippe Armand, Donna Neuberg, Jeng-Shin Lee, Joseph H. Antin, Richard C. Mulligan, Tetsuro Sasada, Jerome Ritz, Robert J. Soiffer, Glenn Dranoff, Edwin P. Alyea, Catherine J. Wu