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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605883/induction-of-a-central-memory-and-stem-cell-memory-phenotype-in-functionally-active-cd4-and-cd8-car-t-cells-produced-in-an-automated-good-manufacturing-practice-system-for-the-treatment-of-cd19-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Franziska Blaeschke, Dana Stenger, Theresa Kaeuferle, Semjon Willier, Ramin Lotfi, Andrew Didier Kaiser, Mario Assenmacher, Michaela Döring, Judith Feucht, Tobias Feuchtinger
Relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B ALL) remains a major therapeutic challenge. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells are promising treatment options. Central memory T cells (Tcm) and stem cell-like memory T cells (Tscm) are known to promote sustained proliferation and persistence after T-cell therapy, constituting essential preconditions for treatment efficacy. Therefore, we set up a protocol for anti-CD19 CAR T-cell generation aiming at high Tcm/Tscm numbers. 100 ml peripheral blood from pediatric pre-B ALL patients was processed including CD4+ /CD8+ -separation, T-cell activation with modified anti-CD3/-CD28 reagents and transduction with a 4-1BB-based second generation CAR lentiviral vector...
March 31, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599530/excessive-activated-t-cell-proliferation-after-anti-cd19-car-t-cell-therapy
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Wen-Ying Zhang, Yang Liu, Yao Wang, Jing Nie, Ye-Lei Guo, Chun-Meng Wang, Han-Ren Dai, Qing-Ming Yang, Zhi-Qiang Wu, Wei-Dong Han
Excessive activated T-cell proliferation was observed in vivo in one patient after an anti-CD19-chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell infusion. The patient, who had chemotherapy refractory and CD19+ diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), received an anti-CD19 CAR T-cell infusion following conditioning chemotherapy (fludarabine/cyclophosphamide). The lymphocyte count in the peripheral blood (PB) increased to 77 × 109 /L on day 13 post infusion, and the proportion of CD8+ actived T cells was 93.06% of the lymphocytes...
March 29, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562451/-an-experimental-study-of-cd4-targeted-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-with-anti-lymphoma-activity
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G H Chen, H W Huang, Y Wang, H W Liu, L J Xu, X Ma, S L Xue, X F He, Y Wang, B Gu, C X Li, H Y Qiu, X W Tang, Z M Jin, M Miao, A N Sun, D P Wu
Objective: To study the specific killing effect of CD4 membrane protein targeted chimeric antigen receptor modified T (CAR-T) cell. Methods: The second generation CD4 targeted chimeric antigen receptor containing 4-1BB costimulation domain was insert into lentiviral vector through recombinant DNA technology. Lentivirus was prepared and packaged by 293T cells with four plasmids. Beads activated T cells were transduced with lentivirus and the transduction efficiency was checked with Protein L and flow cytometry...
February 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546043/overcoming-barriers-of-age-to-enhance-efficacy-of-cancer-immunotherapy-the-clout-of-the-extracellular-matrix
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Mark Owyong, Gizem Efe, Michael Owyong, Aamna J Abbasi, Vaishnavi Sitarama, Vicki Plaks
There is a growing list of cancer immunotherapeutics approved for use in a population with an increasing number of aged individuals. Cancer immunotherapy (CIT) mediates tumor destruction by activating anti-tumor immune responses that have been silenced through the oncogenic process. However, in an aging individual, immune deregulation is positively correlated with age. In this context, it is vital to examine the age-related changes in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and specifically, those directly affecting critical players to ensure CIT efficacy...
2018: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518467/cationic-polymers-for-non-viral-gene-delivery-to-human-t-cells
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Brynn R Olden, Yilong Cheng, Jonathan L Yu, Suzie H Pun
The clinical success of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy in treating multiple blood cancers has created a need for efficient methods of ex vivo gene delivery to primary human T cells for cell engineering. Here, we synthesize and evaluate a panel of cationic polymers for gene delivery to both cultured and primary human T cells. We show that a subset of comb- and sunflower-shaped pHEMA-g-pDMAEMA polymers can mediate transfection with efficiencies up to 50% in the Jurkat human T cell line with minimal concomitant toxicity (>90% viability)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503195/adoptive-transfer-of-il13r%C3%AE-2-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-creates-a-pro-inflammatory-environment-in-glioblastoma
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Katarzyna C Pituch, Jason Miska, Giedre Krenciute, Wojciech K Panek, Gina Li, Tania Rodriguez-Cruz, Meijing Wu, Yu Han, Maciej S Lesniak, Stephen Gottschalk, Irina V Balyasnikova
In order to fully harness the potential of immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells, pre-clinical studies must be conducted in immunocompetent animal models that closely mimic the immunosuppressive malignant glioma (MG) microenvironment. Thus, the goal of this project was to study the in vivo fate of T cells expressing CARs specific for the MG antigen IL13Rα2 (IL13Rα2-CARs) in immunocompetent MG models. Murine T cells expressing IL13Rα2-CARs with a CD28.ζ (IL13Rα2-CAR.CD28...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472720/car-t-cells-targeting-flt3-have-potent-activity-against-flt3-itd-aml-and-act-synergistically-with-the-flt3-inhibitor-crenolanib
#7
Hardikkumar Jetani, Irene Garcia-Cadenas, Thomas Nerreter, Simone Thomas, Julian Rydzek, Javier Briones Meijide, Halvard Bonig, Wolfgang Herr, Jordi Sierra, Hermann Einsele, Michael Hudecek
FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) is a transmembrane protein expressed on normal hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSC) and retained on malignant blasts in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We engineered CD8+ and CD4+ T-cells expressing a FLT3-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and demonstrate they confer potent reactivity against AML cell lines and primary AML blasts that express either wild-type FLT3 or FLT3 with internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD). We also show that treatment with the FLT3-inhibitor crenolanib leads to increased surface expression of FLT3 specifically on FLT3-ITD+ AML cells and consecutively, enhanced recognition by FLT3-CAR T-cells in vitro and in vivo...
February 5, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467399/assessment-of-novel-vaccination-regimens-using-viral-vectored-liver-stage-malaria-vaccines-encoding-me-trap
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Carly M Bliss, Georgina Bowyer, Nicholas A Anagnostou, Tom Havelock, Claudia M Snudden, Huw Davies, Simone C de Cassan, Amy Grobbelaar, Alison M Lawrie, Navin Venkatraman, Ian D Poulton, Rachel Roberts, Pooja B Mange, Prateek Choudhary, Saul N Faust, Stefano Colloca, Sarah C Gilbert, Alfredo Nicosia, Adrian V S Hill, Katie J Ewer
Heterologous prime-boost vaccination with viral vectors simian adenovirus 63 (ChAd63) and Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) induces potent T cell and antibody responses in humans. The 8-week regimen demonstrates significant efficacy against malaria when expressing the pre-erythrocytic malaria antigen Thrombospondin-Related Adhesion Protein fused to a multiple epitope string (ME-TRAP). We tested these vaccines in 7 new 4- and 8- week interval schedules to evaluate safety and immunogenicity of multiple ChAd63 ME-TRAP priming vaccinations (denoted A), multiple MVA ME-TRAP boosts (denoted M) and alternating vectors...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391351/t-cell-homing-therapy-for-reducing-regulatory-t-cells-and-preserving-effector-t-cell-function-in-large-solid-tumors
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Jiemiao Hu, Chuang Sun, Chantale Bernatchez, Xueqing Xia, Patrick Hwu, Gianpietro Dotti, Shulin Li
PURPOSE: Infused autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and tumor-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells typically surround malignant lesions or penetrate small tumor nodules, but fail to penetrate large solid tumors, significantly compromising their antitumor impact. Strategies to overcome this primary challenge are largely required. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We tested the effects of IL-12 plus doxorubicin on T cell penetration and efficacy in solid tumors in a murine lung cancer model, a murine breast carcinoma lung metastasis model and two human xenograft tumor models bearing large tumors (>10 mm)...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346301/braf-and-mek-inhibitors-influence-the-function-of-reprogrammed-t-cells-consequences-for-adoptive-t-cell-therapy
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Jan Dörrie, Lek Babalija, Stefanie Hoyer, Kerstin F Gerer, Gerold Schuler, Lucie Heinzerling, Niels Schaft
BRAF and MEK inhibitors (BRAFi/MEKi), the standard treatment for patients with BRAFV600 mutated melanoma, are currently explored in combination with various immunotherapies, notably checkpoint inhibitors and adoptive transfer of receptor-transfected T cells. Since two BRAFi/MEKi combinations with similar efficacy are approved, potential differences in their effects on immune cells would enable a rational choice for triple therapies. Therefore, we characterized the influence of the clinically approved BRAFi/MEKi combinations dabrafenib (Dabra) and trametinib (Tram) vs...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321369/enhancing-car-t-cell-persistence-through-icos-and-4-1bb-costimulation
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Sonia Guedan, Avery D Posey, Carolyn Shaw, Anna Wing, Tong Da, Prachi R Patel, Shannon E McGettigan, Victoria Casado-Medrano, Omkar U Kawalekar, Mireia Uribe-Herranz, Decheng Song, J Joseph Melenhorst, Simon F Lacey, John Scholler, Brian Keith, Regina M Young, Carl H June
Successful tumor eradication by chimeric antigen receptor-expressing (CAR-expressing) T lymphocytes depends on CAR T cell persistence and effector function. We hypothesized that CD4+ and CD8+ T cells may exhibit distinct persistence and effector phenotypes, depending on the identity of specific intracellular signaling domains (ICDs) used to generate the CAR. First, we demonstrate that the ICOS ICD dramatically enhanced the in vivo persistence of CAR-expressing CD4+ T cells that, in turn, increased the persistence of CD8+ T cells expressing either CD28- or 4-1BB-based CARs...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306566/bispecific-chimeric-antigen-receptors-targeting-the-cd4-binding-site-and-high-mannose-glycans-of-gp120-optimized-for-anti-human-immunodeficiency-virus-potency-and-breadth-with-minimal-immunogenicity
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Mustafa H Ghanem, Sara Bolivar-Wagers, Barna Dey, Agnes Hajduczki, Diego A Vargas-Inchaustegui, David T Danielson, Virgilio Bundoc, Li Liu, Edward A Berger
BACKGROUND AIMS: Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) offer great potential toward a functional cure of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. To achieve the necessary long-term virus suppression, we believe that CARs must be designed for optimal potency and anti-HIV specificity, and also for minimal probability of virus escape and CAR immunogenicity. CARs containing antibody-based motifs are problematic in the latter regard due to epitope mutation and anti-idiotypic immune responses against the variable regions...
March 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301753/exosomes-associated-with-human-ovarian-tumors-harbor-a-reversible-checkpoint-of-t-cell-responses
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Gautam N Shenoy, Jenni Loyall, Orla Maguire, Vandana Iyer, Raymond J Kelleher, Hans Minderman, Paul K Wallace, Kunle Odunsi, Sathy V Balu-Iyer, Richard B Bankert
Nano-sized membrane-encapsulated extracellular vesicles isolated from the ascites fluids of ovarian cancer patients are identified as exosomes based on their biophysical and compositional characteristics. We report here that T cells pulsed with these tumor-associated exosomes during TCR-dependent activation inhibit various activation endpoints including translocation of NFκB and NFAT into the nucleus, upregulation of CD69 and CD107a, production of cytokines, and cell proliferation. In addition, the activation of virus-specific CD8+ T cells that are stimulated with the cognate viral peptides presented in the context of class I MHC is also suppressed by the exosomes...
February 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288199/comparison-of-t-cell-activities-mediated-by-human-tcrs-and-cars-that-use-the-same-recognition-domains
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Daniel T Harris, Marlies V Hager, Sheena N Smith, Qi Cai, Jennifer D Stone, Philipp Kruger, Melissa Lever, Omer Dushek, Thomas M Schmitt, Philip D Greenberg, David M Kranz
Adoptive T cell therapies have achieved significant clinical responses, especially in hematopoietic cancers. Two types of receptor systems have been used to redirect the activity of T cells, normal heterodimeric TCRs or synthetic chimeric Ag receptors (CARs). TCRs recognize peptide-HLA complexes whereas CARs typically use an Ab-derived single-chain fragments variable that recognizes cancer-associated cell-surface Ags. Although both receptors mediate diverse effector functions, a quantitative comparison of the sensitivity and signaling capacity of TCRs and CARs has been limited due to their differences in affinities and ligands...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287970/closed-system-manufacturing-of-cd19-and-dual-targeted-cd20-19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-using-the-clinimacs-prodigy-device-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Fenlu Zhu, Nirav Shah, Huiqing Xu, Dina Schneider, Rimas Orentas, Boro Dropulic, Parameswaran Hari, Carolyn A Keever-Taylor
BACKGROUND AIMS: Multiple steps are required to produce chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells, involving subset enrichment or depletion, activation, gene transduction and expansion. Open processing steps that increase risk of contamination and production failure are required. This complex process requires skilled personnel and costly clean-room facilities and infrastructure. Simplified, reproducible CAR-T-cell manufacturing with reduced labor intensity within a closed-system is highly desirable for increased availability for patients...
March 2018: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284044/long-term-persistence-and-function-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-derived-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model-of-hiv-aids
#16
Anjie Zhen, Christopher W Peterson, Mayra A Carrillo, Sowmya Somashekar Reddy, Cindy S Youn, Brianna B Lam, Nelson Y Chang, Heather A Martin, Jonathan W Rick, Jennifer Kim, Nick C Neel, Valerie K Rezek, Masakazu Kamata, Irvin S Y Chen, Jerome A Zack, Hans-Peter Kiem, Scott G Kitchen
Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cells have emerged as a powerful immunotherapy for various forms of cancer and show promise in treating HIV-1 infection. However, significant limitations are persistence and whether peripheral T cell-based products can respond to malignant or infected cells that may reappear months or years after treatment remains unclear. Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells (HSPCs) are capable of long-term engraftment and have the potential to overcome these limitations. Here, we report the use of a protective CD4 chimeric antigen receptor (C46CD4CAR) to redirect HSPC-derived T-cells against simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) infection in pigtail macaques...
December 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213269/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-malaria-vectored-vaccines-given-with-routine-expanded-program-on-immunization-vaccines-in-gambian-infants-and-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Victorine A Mensah, Sophie Roetynck, Ebrima K Kanteh, Georgina Bowyer, Amy Ndaw, Francis Oko, Carly M Bliss, Ya Jankey Jagne, Riccardo Cortese, Alfredo Nicosia, Rachel Roberts, Flavia D'Alessio, Odile Leroy, Babacar Faye, Beate Kampmann, Badara Cisse, Kalifa Bojang, Stephen Gerry, Nicola K Viebig, Alison M Lawrie, Ed Clarke, Egeruan B Imoukhuede, Katie J Ewer, Adrian V S Hill, Muhammed O Afolabi
Background: Heterologous prime-boost vaccination with chimpanzee adenovirus 63 (ChAd63) and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) encoding multiple epitope string thrombospondin-related adhesion protein (ME-TRAP) has shown acceptable safety and promising immunogenicity in African adult and pediatric populations. If licensed, this vaccine could be given to infants receiving routine childhood immunizations. We therefore evaluated responses to ChAd63 MVA ME-TRAP when co-administered with routine Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) vaccines...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167392/tcr-engagement-negatively-affects-cd8-but-not-cd4-car-t-cell-expansion-and-leukemic-clearance
#18
Yinmeng Yang, M Eric Kohler, Christopher D Chien, Christopher T Sauter, Elad Jacoby, Chunhua Yan, Ying Hu, Kelsey Wanhainen, Haiying Qin, Terry J Fry
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-expressing T cells induce durable remissions in patients with relapsed/refractory B cell malignancies. CARs are synthetic constructs that, when introduced into mature T cells, confer a second, non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted specificity in addition to the endogenous T cell receptor (TCR). The implications of TCR activation on CAR T cell efficacy has not been well defined. Using an immunocompetent, syngeneic murine model of CD19-targeted CAR T cell therapy for pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in which the CAR is introduced into T cells with known TCR specificity, we demonstrate loss of CD8 CAR T cell efficacy associated with T cell exhaustion and apoptosis when TCR antigen is present...
November 22, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157295/single-cell-multiplexed-cytokine-profiling-of-cd19-car-t-cells-reveals-a-diverse-landscape-of-polyfunctional-antigen-specific-response
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Qiong Xue, Emily Bettini, Patrick Paczkowski, Colin Ng, Alaina Kaiser, Timothy McConnell, Olja Kodrasi, Máire F Quigley, James Heath, Rong Fan, Sean Mackay, Mark E Dudley, Sadik H Kassim, Jing Zhou
BACKGROUND: It remains challenging to characterize the functional attributes of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cell product targeting CD19 related to potency and immunotoxicity ex vivo, despite promising in vivo efficacy in patients with B cell malignancies. METHODS: We employed a single-cell, 16-plex cytokine microfluidics device and new analysis techniques to evaluate the functional profile of CD19 CAR-T cells upon antigen-specific stimulation. CAR-T cells were manufactured from human PBMCs transfected with the lentivirus encoding the CD19-BB-z transgene and expanded with anti-CD3/anti-CD28 coated beads...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103912/optimization-of-il13r%C3%AE-2-targeted-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-for-improved-anti-tumor-efficacy-against-glioblastoma
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Christine E Brown, Brenda Aguilar, Renate Starr, Xin Yang, Wen-Chung Chang, Lihong Weng, Brenda Chang, Aniee Sarkissian, Alfonso Brito, James F Sanchez, Julie R Ostberg, Massimo D'Apuzzo, Behnam Badie, Michael E Barish, Stephen J Forman
T cell immunotherapy is emerging as a powerful strategy to treat cancer and may improve outcomes for patients with glioblastoma (GBM). We have developed a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy targeting IL-13 receptor α2 (IL13Rα2) for the treatment of GBM. Here, we describe the optimization of IL13Rα2-targeted CAR T cells, including the design of a 4-1BB (CD137) co-stimulatory CAR (IL13BBζ) and a manufacturing platform using enriched central memory T cells. Utilizing orthotopic human GBM models with patient-derived tumor sphere lines in NSG mice, we found that IL13BBζ-CAR T cells improved anti-tumor activity and T cell persistence as compared to first-generation IL13ζ-CAR CD8+ T cells that had shown evidence for bioactivity in patients...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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