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REVIEW
Abhishek D Garg, Monica Vara Perez, Marco Schaaf, Patrizia Agostinis, Laurence Zitvogel, Guido Kroemer, Lorenzo Galluzzi
Dendritic cell (DC)-based vaccines against cancer have been extensively developed over the past two decades. Typically DC-based cancer immunotherapy entails loading patient-derived DCs with an appropriate source of tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) and efficient DC stimulation through a so-called "maturation cocktail" (typically a combination of pro-inflammatory cytokines and Toll-like receptor agonists), followed by DC reintroduction into patients. DC vaccines have been documented to (re)activate tumor-specific T cells in both preclinical and clinical settings...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807569/il-10-engineered-human-cd4-tr1-cells-eliminate-myeloid-leukemia-in-an-hla-class-i-dependent-mechanism
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Grazia Locafaro, Grazia Andolfi, Fabio Russo, Luca Cesana, Antonello Spinelli, Barbara Camisa, Fabio Ciceri, Angelo Lombardo, Attilio Bondanza, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Silvia Gregori
T regulatory cells (Tregs) play a key role in modulating T cell responses. Clinical trials showed that Tregs modulate graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). However, their ability to mediate anti-leukemic activity (graft-versus-leukemia [GvL]) is largely unknown. Enforced interleukin-10 (IL-10) expression converts human CD4(+) T cells into T regulatory type 1 (Tr1)-like (CD4(IL-10)) cells that suppress effector T cells in vitro and xenoGvHD in humanized mouse models...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805233/analytic-and-dynamic-secretory-profile-of-patient-derived-cytokine-induced-killer-cells
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Giulia Mesiano, Roberta Zini, Giulia Montagner, Nicoletta Bianchi, Rossella Manfredini, Antonella Chillemi, Massimo Aglietta, Giovanni Grignani, Ilaria Lampronti, Erika Fiorino, Fabio Malavasi, Dario Sangiolo, Roberto Gambari, Davide Ferrari
Adoptive immunotherapy with Cytokine Induced Killer (CIK) cells has shown antitumor activity against several kinds of cancers in preclinical models and clinical trials. CIK cells are a subset of ex vivo expanded T lymphocytes with T-NK phenotype and MHC-unrestricted antitumor activity. Literature provides scanty information on cytokines, chemokines and growth factors secreted by CIK cells. Therefore, we investigated the secretory profile of CIK cells generated from tumor patients. The secretome analysis was performed at specific time points (day 1, day 14 and day 21) of CIK cells expansion...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804489/normalized-synergy-predicts-that-cd8-co-receptor-contribution-to-t-cell-receptor-tcr-and-pmhc-binding-decreases-as-tcr-affinity-increases-in-human-viral-specific-t-cells
#4
Chad M Williams, Alexandra A Schonnesen, Shu-Qi Zhang, Ke-Yue Ma, Chenfeng He, Tori Yamamoto, S Gail Eckhardt, Christopher A Klebanoff, Ning Jiang
The discovery of naturally occurring T cell receptors (TCRs) that confer specific, high-affinity recognition of pathogen and cancer-associated antigens remains a major goal in cellular immunotherapies. The contribution of the CD8 co-receptor to the interaction between the TCR and peptide-bound major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) has previously been correlated with the activation and responsiveness of CD8(+) T cells. However, these studies have been limited to model systems of genetically engineered hybridoma TCRs or transgenic mouse TCRs against either a single epitope or an array of altered peptide ligands...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801306/inducible-activation-of-myd88-and-cd40-in-car-t-cells-results-in-controllable-and-potent-antitumor-activity-in-preclinical-solid-tumor-models
#5
Melinda Mata, Claudia Gerken, Phuong Nguyen, Giedre Krenciute, David M Spencer, Stephen Gottschalk
Adoptive immunotherapy with T-cells expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) has had limited success for solid tumors in early phase clinical studies. We reasoned that introducing into CAR T-cells an inducible co-stimulatory (iCO) molecule consisting of a chemical inducer of dimerization (CID)-binding domain and the MyD88 and CD40 signaling domains would improve and control CAR T-cell activation. In the presence of CID, T-cells expressing HER2-CARζ and a MyD88/CD40-based iCO molecule (HER2ζ.iCO T-cells) had superior T-cell proliferation, cytokine production, and ability to sequentially kill targets in vitro relative to HER2ζ...
August 11, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800469/immunotherapy-in-ovarian-endometrial-and-cervical-cancer-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
#6
REVIEW
Jole Ventriglia, Immacolata Paciolla, Carmela Pisano, Sabrina Chiara Cecere, Marilena Di Napoli, Rosa Tambaro, Daniela Califano, Simona Losito, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Laura Arenare, Sandro Pignata, Chiara Della Pepa
The tumors of the female genital tract represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. Substantial progresses have been made in ovarian cancer, with the increasing knowledge about BRCA mutated tumors and the recent development of PARP inhibitors, and in cervical cancer, thanks to extensive screening and widespread of vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus. Nevertheless many needs remain unmet, advanced stage diseases are still incurable and cervical and endometrial carcinoma, as well as platinum-resistant ovarian carcinoma, can certainly be classifiable among the cancers with poor sensitivity to conventional chemotherapy...
July 31, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795649/immunotherapy-of-cancers-comes-of-age
#7
Hila Yousefi, Jianda Yuan, Mahsa Keshavarz-Fathi, Joseph F Murphy, Nima Rezaei
Cancer immunotherapy has evolved and is aimed at generating the efficacious therapeutic modality to enhance the specificity and power of the immune system to combat tumors. Areas covered: Current efforts in cancer immunotherapy fall into three main approaches. One approach is through the blockade of immune checkpoints, another approach is through adoptive cellular therapy, and the last approach is through vaccination. The goal of this review is to summarize the current understanding and status of cancer immunotherapy in these three categories...
August 10, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791015/influence-of-irradiated-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-on-both-ex-vivo-proliferation-of-human-natural-killer-cells-and-change-in-cellular-property
#8
María Delso-Vallejo, Jutta Kollet, Ulrike Koehl, Volker Huppert
Clinical studies with adoptive immunotherapy using allogeneic natural killer (NK) cells showed feasibility, but also limitation regarding the transfused absolute cell numbers. First promising results with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) as feeder cells to improve the final cell number need further optimization and investigation of the unknown controlling mechanism in the cross-talk to NK cells. We investigated the influence of irradiated autologous PBMCs to boost NK cell proliferation in the presence of OKT3 and IL-2...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790065/gsk-3-inhibition-drives-maturation-of-nk-cells-and-enhances-their-antitumor-activity
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Frank Cichocki, Bahram Valamehr, Ryan Bjordahl, Bin Zhang, Betsy Rezner, Paul Rogers, Svetlana Gaidarova, Stacey K Moreno, Katie Tuininga, Phillip Dougherty, Valarie McCullar, Peter Howard, Dhifaf Sarhan, Emily Taras, Heinrich Schlums, Stewart E Abbot, Daniel Shoemaker, Yenan T Bryceson, Bruce R Blazar, Scott Wolchko, Sarah Cooley, Jeffrey S Miller
Maturation of human natural killer cells (NK cells) as defined by accumulation of cell surface expression of CD57 is associated with increased cytotoxic character and TNF and IFN-γ production upon target cell recognition. Notably, multiple studies point to a unique role for CD57(+) NK cells in cancer immunosurveillance, yet there is scant information about how they mature. In this study, we show that pharmacological inhibition of GSK3 kinase in peripheral blood NK cells expanded ex vivo with IL-15 greatly enhances CD57 upregulation and late-stage maturation...
August 8, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783722/identification-of-essential-genes-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Shashank J Patel, Neville E Sanjana, Rigel J Kishton, Arash Eidizadeh, Suman K Vodnala, Maggie Cam, Jared J Gartner, Li Jia, Seth M Steinberg, Tori N Yamamoto, Anand S Merchant, Gautam U Mehta, Anna Chichura, Ophir Shalem, Eric Tran, Robert Eil, Madhusudhanan Sukumar, Eva Perez Guijarro, Chi-Ping Day, Paul Robbins, Steve Feldman, Glenn Merlino, Feng Zhang, Nicholas P Restifo
Somatic gene mutations can alter the vulnerability of cancer cells to T-cell-based immunotherapies. Here we perturbed genes in human melanoma cells to mimic loss-of-function mutations involved in resistance to these therapies, by using a genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 library that consisted of around 123,000 single-guide RNAs, and profiled genes whose loss in tumour cells impaired the effector function of CD8(+) T cells. The genes that were most enriched in the screen have key roles in antigen presentation and interferon-γ signalling, and correlate with cytolytic activity in patient tumours from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
August 7, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782469/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-basics-and-challenges
#11
Bin Li, Ho Lam Chan, Pingping Chen
Cancer is one of the most deadly diseases in modern world. The last decade has witnessed dramatic advances in the cancer treatment through immunotherapy. One extremely promising means to achieve anti-caner immunity is to block the immune checkpoint pathways, which mechanism was adopted by cancer cells to disguise themselves as regular components of human body. While checkpoint blockade is universally effective against a broad spectrum of cancer types and mostly unrestricted by certain gene mutation status, only a minority of patients achieved a complete response to such treatment...
August 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781967/immunotherapeutic-strategies-for-gastric-carcinoma-a-review-of-preclinical-and-clinical-recent-development
#12
REVIEW
Mohamed Abozeid, Antonio Rosato, Roberta Sommaggio
Gastric carcinoma (GC) is the 2nd most common cause of cancer-related death. Despite advances in conventional treatment and surgical interventions, a high percentage of GC patients still have poor survival. Recently, immunotherapy has become a promising approach to treat GC. Here, we present preclinical and clinical studies encouraging the use of vaccination, adoptive T-cell therapy (ACT), and immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) or cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771105/nk-92-cell-another-ideal-carrier-for-chimeric-antigen-receptor
#13
Wan-Ning Wang, Guang-Yu Zhou, Wen-Long Zhang
The remarkable clinical outcomes of the treatment for B-cell malignancies through the application of CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells have made adoptive immunotherapy with genetically modified immune effector cells a hotspot in the field of antitumor. However, numerous toxicities of CAR-T cells have been identified. Thus, some studies have resorted to another cytotoxic cell, NK-92 cell, to reach for better efficacy with minimal toxicity. Preclinical studies have confirmed the safety and feasibility of the genetically modified NK-92 cells with highly specific cytotoxicity in vitro and in vivo...
August 3, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771103/overcoming-barriers-of-car-t-cell-therapy-in-patients-with-mesothelin-expressing-cancers
#14
Mark H O'Hara, Caitlin Stashwick, Gabriela Plesa, Janos L Tanyi
One obstacle to the application of immunotherapy to solid malignancies is to overcome the existing tolerance to self-antigens. Vaccine strategies aimed at harnessing endogenous antitumor T cells are limited by the T-cell receptor repertoire, which can be detected within the thymus as central tolerance or rendered nonfunctional by post-thymic mechanisms of peripheral tolerance. Adoptive immunotherapy can overcome these obstacles, since therapeutically effective T cells can be engineered to recognize tumors. Continued advancements in novel treatments, including immunotherapy, in solid malignancies are imperative...
August 3, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763794/targeting-latency-associated-peptide-promotes-antitumor-immunity
#15
Galina Gabriely, Andre P da Cunha, Rafael M Rezende, Brendan Kenyon, Asaf Madi, Tyler Vandeventer, Nathaniel Skillin, Stephen Rubino, Lucien Garo, Maria A Mazzola, Panagiota Kolypetri, Amanda J Lanser, Thais Moreira, Ana Maria C Faria, Hans Lassmann, Vijay Kuchroo, Gopal Murugaiyan, Howard L Weiner
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) promote cancer by suppressing antitumor immune responses. We found that anti-LAP antibody, which targets the latency-associated peptide (LAP)/transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) complex on Tregs and other cells, enhances antitumor immune responses and reduces tumor growth in models of melanoma, colorectal carcinoma, and glioblastoma. Anti-LAP decreases LAP(+) Tregs, tolerogenic dendritic cells, and TGF-β secretion and is associated with CD8(+) T cell activation. Anti-LAP increases infiltration of tumors by cytotoxic CD8(+) T cells and reduces CD103(+) CD8 T cells in draining lymph nodes and the spleen...
May 19, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763790/platelets-subvert-t-cell-immunity-against-cancer-via-garp-tgf%C3%AE-axis
#16
Saleh Rachidi, Alessandra Metelli, Brian Riesenberg, Bill X Wu, Michelle H Nelson, Caroline Wallace, Chrystal M Paulos, Mark P Rubinstein, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Mirko Hennig, Daniel W Bearden, Yi Yang, Bei Liu, Zihai Li
Cancer-associated thrombocytosis has long been linked to poor clinical outcome, but the underlying mechanism is enigmatic. We hypothesized that platelets promote malignancy and resistance to therapy by dampening host immunity. We show that genetic targeting of platelets enhances adoptive T cell therapy of cancer. An unbiased biochemical and structural biology approach established transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) and lactate as major platelet-derived soluble factors to obliterate CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell functions...
May 5, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762313/adoptive-immunotherapy-for-b-cell-malignancies-using-cd19-targeted-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-a-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
#17
Lu Hao, Tongtong Li, Lung-Ji Chang, Xiaochuan Chen
BACKGROUND: Adoptive infusion of chimeric antigen receptor transduced T-cells (CAR-T) is a powerful tool of immunotherapy for hematological malignancies, as evidenced by recently published and unpublished clinical results. OBJECTIVE: In this report, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of CAR-T on relapsed B-cell malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma. METHODS: Clinical studies investigating efficacy and safety of CAR-T in acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma were identified by searching PubMed and EMBASE...
August 1, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761354/pd-1-blockade-restores-impaired-function-of-ex-vivo-expanded-cd8-t-cells-and-enhances-apoptosis-in-mismatch-repair-deficient-epcam-pd-l1-cancer-cells
#18
Rajeev Kumar, Fang Yu, Yuan-Huan Zhen, Bo Li, Jun Wang, Yuan Yang, Hui-Xin Ge, Ping-Sheng Hu, Jin Xiu
BACKGROUND: Adoptive T cell therapy has been proven to be a promising modality for the treatment of cancer patients in recent years. However, the increased expression of inhibitory receptors could negatively regulate the function and persistence of transferred T cells which mediates T cell anergy, exhaustion, and tumor regression. In this study, we investigated increased cytotoxic activity after the blockade of PD-1 for effective immunotherapy. METHODS: The cytotoxic function of expanded CD8(+) CTLs and interactions with tumor cells investigated after blocking of PD-1...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758114/immunotherapy-in-gastrointestinal-cancers
#19
REVIEW
Letizia Procaccio, Marta Schirripa, Matteo Fassan, Loredana Vecchione, Francesca Bergamo, Alessandra Anna Prete, Rossana Intini, Chiara Manai, Vincenzo Dadduzio, Alice Boscolo, Vittorina Zagonel, Sara Lonardi
Gastrointestinal cancers represent a major public health problem worldwide. Immunotherapeutic strategies are currently under investigation in this setting and preliminary results of ongoing trials adopting checkpoint inhibitors are striking. Indeed, although a poor immunogenicity for GI has been reported, a strong biological rationale supports the development of immunotherapy in this field. The clinical and translational research on immunotherapy for the treatment of GI cancers started firstly with the identification of immune-related mechanisms possibly relevant to GI tumours and secondly with the development of immunotherapy-based agents in clinical trials...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757080/a-fusion-receptor-as-a-safety-switch-detection-and-purification-biomarker-for-adoptive-transferred-t-cells
#20
Xiuqi Wu, Bizhi Shi, Jiqin Zhang, Zhimin Shi, Shengmeng Di, Minliang Fan, Huiping Gao, Hai Wang, Jianren Gu, Hua Jiang, Zonghai Li
The incorporation of an endogenous safety switch represents a rational strategy for the control of toxicities following the administration of adoptive T cell therapies. An ideal safety switch should be capable of depleting the transferred T cells with minimal injury to normal tissues. We generated a fusion receptor by engineering a cryptic 806 epitope of human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) into the N terminus of the full-length human folate receptor 1 (FOLR1), designated as FR806. The expression of FR806 allows transduced T cells to be targeted with CH12, a monoclonal antibody recognizing the 806 epitope, but not wild-type EGFR in healthy tissues...
July 3, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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