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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5225, 2020 10 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33067434

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Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have a lower risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, progression from infection to tuberculosis (TB) disease, TB morality and TB recurrence, when being treated with metformin. However, a detailed mechanistic understanding of these protective effects is lacking. Here, we use mass cytometry to show that metformin treatment expands a population of memory-like antigen-inexperienced CD8+CXCR3+ T cells in naive mice, and in healthy individuals and patients with T2D. Metformin-educated CD8+ T cells have increased (i) mitochondrial mass, oxidative phosphorylation, and fatty acid oxidation; (ii) survival capacity; and (iii) anti-mycobacterial properties. CD8+ T cells from Cxcr3-/- mice do not exhibit this metformin-mediated metabolic programming. In BCG-vaccinated mice and guinea pigs, metformin enhances immunogenicity and protective efficacy against M. tuberculosis challenge. Collectively, these results demonstrate an important function of CD8+ T cells in metformin-derived host metabolic-fitness towards M. tuberculosis infection.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Metformina/administração & dosagem , Animais , Vacina BCG/administração & dosagem , Vacina BCG/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/imunologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Feminino , Cobaias , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/efeitos dos fármacos , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/imunologia , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/fisiologia , Tuberculose/etiologia , Tuberculose/imunologia , Tuberculose/microbiologia , Tuberculose/prevenção & controle
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APMIS ; 128(11): 593-602, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32870528

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Induction of broad Th1 cellular immune responses and cytokines is crucial characteristics for vaccines against intracellular infections such as hepatitis C virus (HCV). Plants (especially oilseed tissues) and plant-immunomodulators (like oil bodies) offer cost-effective and scalable possibilities for the production of immunologically relevant and safe vaccine antigens and adjuvants, respectively. Herein, we provide data of the murine immunization by transgenic canola oilseed-derived HCV core protein (HCVcp) soluble extract (TSE) and Escherichia coli- derived rHCVcp in combination with Canola oil bodies (oil) compared to that of the Freund's (FA) adjuvant. Mice immunized by TSE+ oil developed both strong humeral (IgG) and Th1-biased cellular responses, manifested by high levels of IFN-γ and lower IgG1/IgG2a ratio and IL-4 secretion. Results of the intracellular cytokine staining indicated that TSE+ oil immunization in mice triggered both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells to release IFN-γ, while CD4+ cells were mostly triggered when FA was used. Analyses by qRT-PCR indicated that a combination of rHCVcp/TSE with oil body induced high levels of IL-10 cytokines compared to that of the FA adjuvant. These characteristics are important properties for the design of an HCV vaccine candidate and indicate the potential of Canola-derived antigen and oil bodies in addressing these concerns.


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Hepacivirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatite C Crônica/prevenção & controle , Proteínas Recombinantes/administração & dosagem , Células Th1/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas do Core Viral/administração & dosagem , Vacinas contra Hepatite Viral/administração & dosagem , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/química , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Feminino , Hepacivirus/imunologia , Hepacivirus/patogenicidade , Hepatite C Crônica/imunologia , Hepatite C Crônica/patologia , Hepatite C Crônica/virologia , Imunidade Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunoglobulina G/biossíntese , Interferon gama/biossíntese , Interferon gama/imunologia , Interleucina-10/biossíntese , Interleucina-10/imunologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óleo de Brassica napus/administração & dosagem , Óleo de Brassica napus/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/biossíntese , Proteínas Recombinantes/imunologia , Células Th1/imunologia , Células Th1/virologia , Proteínas do Core Viral/biossíntese , Proteínas do Core Viral/imunologia , Vacinas contra Hepatite Viral/biossíntese
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238575, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32941476

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OBJECTIVE: Optimization of antiretroviral therapy and anti-inflammatory treatments, such as statins, are among the strategies aimed at reducing metabolic disorders, inflammation and immune activation in people living with HIV (PLWH). We evaluated the potential benefit of combining both strategies. DESIGN: Forty-two PLWH aged ≥40 years receiving a protease inhibitor (PI)-based regimen were randomized (1:1) to switch from PI to Raltegravir (n = 20), or to remain on PI (n = 22). After 24 weeks, all patients received atorvastatin 20mg/day for 48 weeks. METHODS: We analyzed plasma inflammatory as well as T-cell maturation, activation, exhaustion and senescence markers at baseline, 24 and 72 weeks. RESULTS: Plasma inflammatory markers remained unchanged. Furthermore, no major changes on T-cell maturation subsets, immunoactivation, exhaustion or immunosenescence markers in both CD4 and CD8 T cell compartments were observed. Only a modest decrease in the frequency of CD38+ CD8 T cells and an increase in the frequency of CD28-CD57+ in both CD4 and CD8 T-cell compartments were noticed in the Raltegravir-switched group. CONCLUSIONS: The study combined antiretroviral switch to Raltegravir and Statin-based anti-inflammatory strategies to reduce inflammation and chronic immune activation in PLWH. Although this combination was safe and well tolerated, it had minimal impact on inflammatory and immunological markers. CLINICAL TRIALS REGISTRATION: NCT02577042.


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Fármacos Anti-HIV/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Atorvastatina/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Protease de HIV/uso terapêutico , Raltegravir Potássico/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Fármacos Anti-HIV/administração & dosagem , Anticolesterolemiantes/administração & dosagem , Atorvastatina/administração & dosagem , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/sangue , Infecções por HIV/imunologia , Inibidores da Protease de HIV/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Imunossenescência/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/sangue , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/imunologia , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Projetos Piloto , Raltegravir Potássico/administração & dosagem
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Phytomedicine ; 78: 153318, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896707

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BACKGROUND: Hypoxia and HIF-1α are important regulators of tumour growth and angiogenesis and could be attractive targets for cancer therapeutics. Decursin is an active compound extracted from the roots of Angelica gigas and has been shown to have potent anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic activities. However, whether decursin regulates HIF-1α activity and immune responses under hypoxic conditions is not yet understood. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify whether decursin exhibits anti-cancer activity by targeting HIF-1α. STUDY DESIGN: We investigated whether decursin regulates HIF-1α protein stability and increases its degradation. In addition, we determined if decursin increases immune responses in tumour microenvironment to identify its hypoxia-associated anti-cancer activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed the hypoxia-responsive element promoter-reporter assay, Western blot analysis, immune-fluorescence assay, semi-quantitative RT-PCR and ELISA for VEGF secretion, CCK-8 assay for cell proliferation, TUNEL assay for apoptosis and invasion assay in A549 human lung cancer or HCT116 human colon cancer cells. In vivo Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) allograft mouse model was used to check tumour growth and immune responses in tumour microenvironment by immunohistochemistry analysis. RESULTS: We observed that decursin inhibited HIF-1 activation under hypoxia by down-regulating the protein level of its subunit HIF-1α. It increased oxygen-dependant hydroxylation and ubiquitination of HIF-1α to promote HIF-1α degradation. Decursin also decreased mRNA expression of HIF-1α target genes. Decursin suppressed cancer cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and inhibited cancer cell invasion under hypoxia in cancer cells. In the allograft mouse tumour model, decursin reduced the hypoxic area and HIF-1α and PD-L1 expression. Infiltrating T cells (CD3+), helper T cells (CD4+) and cytotoxic (CD8+) T cells were accumulated, but regulatory T cells (Foxp3) and myeloid-derived suppressor cell-mediated immune suppressors (Arg1) were attenuated by decursin. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that decursin is a novel HIF-1α inhibitor that functions by promoting its proteasomal degradation and that it also helps improve T cell activation in tumour microenvironment; these findings provide new explanations about its anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic activity mechanisms.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Benzopiranos/farmacologia , Butiratos/farmacologia , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Células A549 , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HCT116 , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hipóxia Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ubiquitinação/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 6069-6084, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32884263

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Introduction: Adoptive T-cell immunotherapy emerged as a powerful and promising cancer therapy, as the problem regarding the immuno-reaction between different donors and recipients can be avoided. However, this approach is challenging. After long cultivation and expansion under laboratory media conditions, T-cells are losing their viability and function due to immune checkpoint proteins, leading to decreased efficiency in killing cancer cells. Therefore, a new strategy to improve T-cell survival and function is needed. With the advantages of nanotechnology and the biocompatibility of silica-based material, silica nanocapsules (SiNCs) provide an ideal delivery system to transport therapeutic biomolecules to T-cells. Up to now, there is a lack of cellular uptake studies of nanocarriers towards T-cells. Methods: We systematically studied the influence of various physicochemical properties such as sizes, core hydrophobicities, surface charges, and surface functionalities of SiNC for their impact on cellular uptake and toxicity in CD8+ T-cells by flow cytometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Cytokine secretion assay was performed using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. To identify suitable uptake conditions for SiNCs into CD8+ T-cells, the impact of human serum in cell culture medium was also investigated. Results: The major impact on cellular uptake and toxicity was found to be size- and dose-dependent. Smaller sizes of SiNCs than 100 nm caused significant toxicity to the cells. It was found that the formed protein corona reduced the toxicity of the SiNCs. However, it also inhibited their uptake. Conclusion: Overall, we present a set of different criteria for a suitable design of nanocarriers and cell culture conditions, which need to be carefully considered for T-cell immunotherapy in vitro to facilitate uptake while avoiding toxicity.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Portadores de Fármacos/farmacocinética , Nanocápsulas/administração & dosagem , Nanocápsulas/química , Portadores de Fármacos/administração & dosagem , Eletroforese em Gel de Poliacrilamida , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Microscopia Confocal , Coroa de Proteína/química , Dióxido de Silício/química
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J Int Med Res ; 48(9): 300060520958594, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32962495

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OBJECTIVE: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) shows a wide range of severity, ranging from an asymptomatic presentation to a severe illness requiring intensive care unit admission. Identification of a strategy to manage the severity of this disease will not only help to reduce its case fatality but also help to remove some of the burden from the already overwhelmed health care systems. While successful management of symptoms in general is important, identifying measures to modify the severity of the illness is a key factor in the fight against this pandemic. METHODS: This paper presents a short literature review to suggest a new treatment modality for COVID-19. RESULTS: COVID-19 is less severe and rarely fatal in children than in adults, which could be caused by greater fluctuations of plasma epinephrine in children. Our literature survey endorses this hypothesis according to both the epidemiological and immunological findings. CONCLUSION: Application of epinephrine pulses with a specific amplitude may be considered an intervention to minimize the severity of COVID-19.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ritmo Circadiano/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Epinefrina/uso terapêutico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Doenças Assintomáticas , Biomarcadores/sangue , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Criança , Ritmo Circadiano/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Esquema de Medicação , Epinefrina/sangue , Epinefrina/imunologia , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Imunológicos , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prognóstico , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4545, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917858

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TGF-ß1, ß2 and ß3 bind a common receptor to exert vastly diverse effects in cancer, supporting either tumor progression by favoring metastases and inhibiting anti-tumor immunity, or tumor suppression by inhibiting malignant cell proliferation. Global TGF-ß inhibition thus bears the risk of undesired tumor-promoting effects. We show that selective blockade of TGF-ß1 production by Tregs with antibodies against GARP:TGF-ß1 complexes induces regressions of mouse tumors otherwise resistant to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy. Effects of combined GARP:TGF-ß1/PD-1 blockade are immune-mediated, do not require FcγR-dependent functions and increase effector functions of anti-tumor CD8+ T cells without augmenting immune cell infiltration or depleting Tregs within tumors. We find GARP-expressing Tregs and evidence that they produce TGF-ß1 in one third of human melanoma metastases. Our results suggest that anti-GARP:TGF-ß1 mAbs, by selectively blocking a single TGF-ß isoform emanating from a restricted cellular source exerting tumor-promoting activity, may overcome resistance to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in patients with cancer.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Membrana/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/imunologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo
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Science ; 369(6506): 993-999, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820126

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Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) links innate immunity to biological processes ranging from antitumor immunity to microbiome homeostasis. Mechanistic understanding of the anticancer potential for STING receptor activation is currently limited by metabolic instability of the natural cyclic dinucleotide (CDN) ligands. From a pathway-targeted cell-based screen, we identified a non-nucleotide, small-molecule STING agonist, termed SR-717, that demonstrates broad interspecies and interallelic specificity. A 1.8-angstrom cocrystal structure revealed that SR-717 functions as a direct cyclic guanosine monophosphate-adenosine monophosphate (cGAMP) mimetic that induces the same "closed" conformation of STING. SR-717 displayed antitumor activity; promoted the activation of CD8+ T, natural killer, and dendritic cells in relevant tissues; and facilitated antigen cross-priming. SR-717 also induced the expression of clinically relevant targets, including programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1), in a STING-dependent manner.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Materiais Biomiméticos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Nucleotídeos Cíclicos/farmacologia , Animais , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Cristalografia por Raios X , Células Dendríticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Humanos , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Camundongos , Nucleotídeos Cíclicos/química , Conformação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos
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Immunity ; 53(4): 724-732.e7, 2020 10 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32783919

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SARS-CoV-2 infection has emerged as a serious global pandemic. Because of the high transmissibility of the virus and the high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19, developing effective and safe vaccines is a top research priority. Here, we provide a detailed evaluation of the immunogenicity of lipid nanoparticle-encapsulated, nucleoside-modified mRNA (mRNA-LNP) vaccines encoding the full-length SARS-CoV-2 spike protein or the spike receptor binding domain in mice. We demonstrate that a single dose of these vaccines induces strong type 1 CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses, as well as long-lived plasma and memory B cell responses. Additionally, we detect robust and sustained neutralizing antibody responses and the antibodies elicited by nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccines do not show antibody-dependent enhancement of infection in vitro. Our findings suggest that the nucleoside-modified mRNA-LNP vaccine platform can induce robust immune responses and is a promising candidate to combat COVID-19.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/biossíntese , Anticorpos Antivirais/biossíntese , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , RNA Mensageiro/imunologia , RNA Viral/imunologia , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Linfócitos B/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos B/virologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Furina/genética , Furina/imunologia , Humanos , Imunidade Humoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunização/métodos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Memória Imunológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ativação Linfocitária/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas/química , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Viral/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia , Vacinas Sintéticas , Vacinas Virais/biossíntese , Vacinas Virais/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3924, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764665

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Several studies show that the immunosuppressive drugs targeting the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor, including tocilizumab, ameliorate lethal inflammatory responses in COVID-19 patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. Here, by employing single-cell analysis of the immune cell composition of two severe-stage COVID-19 patients prior to and following tocilizumab-induced remission, we identify a monocyte subpopulation that contributes to the inflammatory cytokine storms. Furthermore, although tocilizumab treatment attenuates the inflammation, immune cells, including plasma B cells and CD8+ T cells, still exhibit robust humoral and cellular antiviral immune responses. Thus, in addition to providing a high-dimensional dataset on the immune cell distribution at multiple stages of the COVID-19, our work also provides insights into the therapeutic effects of tocilizumab, and identifies potential target cell populations for treating COVID-19-related cytokine storms.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Citocinas/imunologia , Monócitos/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Linfócitos B/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Citocinas/sangue , Humanos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Receptores de Interleucina-6/imunologia , Análise de Célula Única/métodos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3858, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737343

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Checkpoint blockade therapy has provided noteworthy benefits in multiple cancers in recent years; however, its clinical benefits remain confined to 10-40% of patients with extremely high costs. Here, we design an ultrafast, low-temperature, and universal self-assembly route to integrate immunology-associated large molecules into metal-organic-framework (MOF)-gated mesoporous silica (MS) as cancer vaccines. Core MS nanoparticles, acting as an intrinsic immunopotentiator, provide the niche, void, and space to accommodate antigens, soluble immunopotentiators, and so on, whereas the MOF gatekeeper protects the interiors from robust and off-target release. A combination of MOF-gated MS cancer vaccines with systemic programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) blockade therapy generates synergistic effects that potentiate antitumour immunity and reduce the effective dose of an anti-PD-1 antibody to as low as 1/10 of that for PD-1 blockade monotherapy in E.G7-OVA tumour-bearing mice, with eliciting the robust adaptive OVA-specific CD8+ T-cell responses, reversing the immunosuppressive pathway and inducing durable tumour suppression.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/farmacologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/farmacologia , Linfoma/terapia , Estruturas Metalorgânicas/farmacologia , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/administração & dosagem , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Vacinas Anticâncer/química , Citotoxicidade Imunológica , Composição de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Linfonodos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfonodos/imunologia , Linfoma/imunologia , Linfoma/mortalidade , Linfoma/patologia , Estruturas Metalorgânicas/síntese química , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nanopartículas/química , Ovalbumina/administração & dosagem , Ovalbumina/imunologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Dióxido de Silício/química , Análise de Sobrevida , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Virol ; 94(18)2020 08 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32641478

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Checkpoint inhibitors are effective in restoring exhausted CD8+ T cell responses in persistent viral infections or tumors. Several compounds are in clinical use for different malignancies, but trials in patients with chronic viral infections have also been conducted. In a mouse model of persistent lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection, it was shown that checkpoint inhibitor treatment increased T cell proliferation and functionality, but its influence on the antigen-specific T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire is unknown. NP396-specific CD8+ T cells dominate during acute LCMV infection and are predominantly exhausted during chronic infection. Next-generation sequencing of NP396-specific TCRs showed that exhaustion corresponds with a significantly reduced NP396-specific TCR repertoire diversity: Shannon indices of 4 in immunized mice to 2.6 in persistently infected mice. Anti-PD-L1 treatment during persistent LCMV infection restored NP396-specific T cell responses and reduced viral titers. Nevertheless, anti-PD-L1-treated mice showed an even more narrowed TCR repertoire, with reduced TCR diversity compared to that of persistently infected control mice (Shannon indices of 2.1 and 2.6, respectively). Interestingly, anti-PD-L1 treatment-induced narrowing of the TCR repertoire negatively correlates with functional and physical restoration of the antigen-specific T cell response. Further, we found that private, hyperexpanded TCR clonotypes dominated the T cell response after anti-PD-L1 treatment. Although being private, these top clonotypes from anti-PD-L1-treated mice revealed a more closely related CDR3 motif than those of top clonotypes from persistently infected control mice. In conclusion, although targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway reinvigorates exhausted CD8+ T cells, it fails to restore T cell repertoire diversity.IMPORTANCE Checkpoint inhibitors are effective immunotherapeutics to restore cancer- and virus-induced exhausted CD8+ T cells, by enhancing the quality and survival of immune responses. Although checkpoint inhibitors are already used as therapy against various cancers, not much is known about their multifaceted impact on the exhausted CD8+ T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire. This report describes for the first time the evolvement of an exhausted antigen-specific CD8+ TCR repertoire under checkpoint inhibitor treatment. By using a well-established virus model, we were able to show major shifts toward oligoclonality of the CD8+ TCR repertoire response against a massively exhausted lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) epitope. While supporting viral control in the LCMV model, oligoclonality and more private of TCR repertoires may impact future pathogenic challenges and may promote viral escape. Our results may explain the ongoing problems of viral escapes, unpredictable autoimmunity, and heterogeneous responses appearing as adverse effects of checkpoint inhibitor treatments.


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Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/imunologia , Vírus da Coriomeningite Linfocítica/imunologia , Nucleoproteínas/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/farmacologia , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Anergia Clonal/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Clonais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/tratamento farmacológico , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/patologia , Coriomeningite Linfocítica/virologia , Vírus da Coriomeningite Linfocítica/efeitos dos fármacos , Vírus da Coriomeningite Linfocítica/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nucleoproteínas/genética , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Carga Viral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 4123-4129, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620661

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The efficacy of pembrolizumab for intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (IHCCC) is not widely reported. CASE REPORT: We began pembrolizumab treatment in a 69-year-old male with recurrent IHCCC at 18 months after his surgery because of the proven microsatellite instability (MSI)-high status. The patient had partial response, with an 82.5% reduction at the end of 18 courses. Immunostaining of the primary tumor revealed intra-tumoral infiltration of both PD-1+ and CD8+ T cells, and a low expression of PD-L1. CONCLUSION: Intra-tumoral infiltration of both PD-1+ and CD8+ T cells may be a predictive factor of the efficacy of pembrolizumab. Expression of PD-L1 did not correlate with a therapeutic effect, but the tumor microenvironment of our patient's recurrent lesions may have been modified by conventional chemotherapy and CD8+ T cells.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/tratamento farmacológico , Colangiocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/imunologia , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/metabolismo , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/cirurgia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Colangiocarcinoma/imunologia , Colangiocarcinoma/cirurgia , Humanos , Masculino , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nature ; 583(7817): 609-614, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581358

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Cytokines were the first modern immunotherapies to produce durable responses in patients with advanced cancer, but they have only modest efficacy and limited tolerability1,2. In an effort to identify alternative cytokine pathways for immunotherapy, we found that components of the interleukin-18 (IL-18) pathway are upregulated on tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes, suggesting that IL-18 therapy could enhance anti-tumour immunity. However, recombinant IL-18 previously did not demonstrate efficacy in clinical trials3. Here we show that IL-18BP, a high-affinity IL-18 decoy receptor, is frequently upregulated in diverse human and mouse tumours and limits the anti-tumour activity of IL-18 in mice. Using directed evolution, we engineered a 'decoy-resistant' IL-18 (DR-18) that maintains signalling potential but is impervious to inhibition by IL-18BP. Unlike wild-type IL-18, DR-18 exerted potent anti-tumour effects in mouse tumour models by promoting the development of poly-functional effector CD8+ T cells, decreasing the prevalence of exhausted CD8+ T cells that express the transcriptional regulator of exhaustion TOX, and expanding the pool of stem-like TCF1+ precursor CD8+ T cells. DR-18 also enhanced the activity and maturation of natural killer cells to effectively treat anti-PD-1 resistant tumours that have lost surface expression of major histocompatibility complex class I molecules. These results highlight the potential of the IL-18 pathway for immunotherapeutic intervention and implicate IL-18BP as a major therapeutic barrier.


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Imunoterapia , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/imunologia , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Interleucina-18/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/citologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Fator 1-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Células Matadoras Naturais/citologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/citologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Receptores de Interleucina-18/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/citologia , Células-Tronco/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Hematol Oncol ; 38(4): 554-559, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32583904

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Ruxolitinib is effective in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) but can cause reactivation of silent infections. We aimed at evaluating viral load and T-cell responses to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in a cohort of 25 MPN patients treated with ruxolitinib. EBV-DNA and HCMV-DNA were quantified monthly using real-time polimerase chain reaction (PCR) on peripheral blood samples, and T-cell subsets were analyzed by flowcytometry. HCMV and EBV-directed T-cell responses were evaluated using the IFN-γ ELISPOT assay. Most patients had CD4+ and/or CD8+ T-cells below the normal range; these reductions were related to the duration of ruxolitinib treatment. In fact, reduced T-lymphocytes' subsets were found in 93% of patients treated for ≥5 years and in 45% of those treated for <5 years (P = .021). The former also had lower median numbers of CD4+ and CD8+ cells. Subclinical reactivation of EBV and HCMV occurred in 76% and 8% of patients. We observed a trend to an inverse relationship between EBV and CMV-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell responses and viral load, and a trend to an inverse correlation with ruxolitinib dose. Therefore, our data suggest that the ruxolitinib treatment may interfere with immunosurveillance against EBV and HCMV.


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Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/imunologia , Transtornos Mieloproliferativos/imunologia , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Ativação Viral/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/virologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/virologia , Citomegalovirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/virologia , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/virologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Herpesvirus Humano 4/efeitos dos fármacos , Herpesvirus Humano 4/imunologia , Humanos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Transtornos Mieloproliferativos/tratamento farmacológico , Transtornos Mieloproliferativos/virologia , Prognóstico , Taxa de Sobrevida , Carga Viral , Ativação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 69(11): 2259-2273, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32504246

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AKT-inhibition is a promising approach to improve T cell therapies; however, its effect on CD4+ T cells is insufficiently explored. Previously, we and others showed that AKT-inhibition during ex vivo CD8+ T cell expansion facilitates the generation of polyfunctional T cells with stem cell memory-like traits. However, most therapeutic T cell products are generated from lymphocytes, containing CD4+ T cells that can affect CD8+ T cells dependent on the Th-subset. Here, we investigated the effect of AKT-inhibition on CD4+ T cells, during separate as well as total T cell expansions. Interestingly, ex vivo AKT-inhibition preserved the early memory phenotype of CD4+ T cells based on higher CD62L, CXCR4 and CCR7 expression. However, in the presence of AKT-inhibition, Th-differentiation was skewed toward more Th2-associated at the expense of Th1-associated cells. Importantly, the favorable effect of AKT-inhibition on the functionality of CD8+ T cells drastically diminished in the presence of CD4+ T cells. Moreover, also the expansion method influenced the effect of AKT-inhibition on CD8+ T cells. These findings indicate that the effect of AKT-inhibition on CD8+ T cells is dependent on cell composition and expansion strategy, where presence of CD4+ T cells as well as polyclonal stimulation impede the favorable effect of AKT-inhibition.


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Benzimidazóis/farmacologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinoxalinas/farmacologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Células Cultivadas , Humanos
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Nature ; 581(7806): 100-105, 2020 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32376951

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Immune evasion is a major obstacle for cancer treatment. Common mechanisms of evasion include impaired antigen presentation caused by mutations or loss of heterozygosity of the major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC-I), which has been implicated in resistance to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy1-3. However, in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which is resistant to most therapies including ICB4, mutations that cause loss of MHC-I are rarely found5 despite the frequent downregulation of MHC-I expression6-8. Here we show that, in PDAC, MHC-I molecules are selectively targeted for lysosomal degradation by an autophagy-dependent mechanism that involves the autophagy cargo receptor NBR1. PDAC cells display reduced expression of MHC-I at the cell surface and instead demonstrate predominant localization within autophagosomes and lysosomes. Notably, inhibition of autophagy restores surface levels of MHC-I and leads to improved antigen presentation, enhanced anti-tumour T cell responses and reduced tumour growth in syngeneic host mice. Accordingly, the anti-tumour effects of autophagy inhibition are reversed by depleting CD8+ T cells or reducing surface expression of MHC-I. Inhibition of autophagy, either genetically or pharmacologically with chloroquine, synergizes with dual ICB therapy (anti-PD1 and anti-CTLA4 antibodies), and leads to an enhanced anti-tumour immune response. Our findings demonstrate a role for enhanced autophagy or lysosome function in immune evasion by selective targeting of MHC-I molecules for degradation, and provide a rationale for the combination of autophagy inhibition and dual ICB therapy as a therapeutic strategy against PDAC.


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Adenocarcinoma/imunologia , Autofagia/imunologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia , Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Animais , Apresentação do Antígeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Apresentação do Antígeno/imunologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/genética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/imunologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cloroquina/farmacologia , Feminino , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/genética , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Evasão Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Med ; 26(6): 932-940, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32393800

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Recent efforts toward an HIV vaccine focus on inducing broadly neutralizing antibodies, but eliciting both neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) and cellular responses may be superior. Here, we immunized macaques with an HIV envelope trimer, either alone to induce nAbs, or together with a heterologous viral vector regimen to elicit nAbs and cellular immunity, including CD8+ tissue-resident memory T cells. After ten vaginal challenges with autologous virus, protection was observed in both vaccine groups at 53.3% and 66.7%, respectively. A nAb titer >300 was generally associated with protection but in the heterologous viral vector + nAb group, titers <300 were sufficient. In this group, protection was durable as the animals resisted six more challenges 5 months later. Antigen stimulation of T cells in ex vivo vaginal tissue cultures triggered antiviral responses in myeloid and CD4+ T cells. We propose that cellular immune responses reduce the threshold of nAbs required to confer superior and durable protection.


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Anticorpos Neutralizantes/efeitos dos fármacos , Anticorpos Antivirais/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Produtos do Gene gag/genética , Imunidade Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Vacinas contra a SAIDS/farmacologia , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida dos Símios/prevenção & controle , Vírus da Imunodeficiência Símia/imunologia , Animais , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Feminino , Produtos do Gene gag/imunologia , Vetores Genéticos , Imunidade Celular/imunologia , Imunidade Heteróloga , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Memória Imunológica/imunologia , Macaca mulatta , Membrana Mucosa , Vagina
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 69(11): 2179-2191, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32472369

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Tumor-specific tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) can be in vitro expanded and have the ability to induce complete and durable tumor regression in some patients with melanoma following adoptive cell therapy (ACT). In this preclinical study, we investigated the feasibility of expanding TIL from sarcomas, as well as performing functional in vitro analyses on these. TILs were expanded in vitro by the use of IL2 stimulation with or without the addition of 4-1BB and CD3 antibodies. Phenotypical and functional analyses were mainly performed by flow cytometry. TILs were expanded from 25 of 28 (89%) tumor samples from patients with 9 different sarcoma subtypes. TILs were predominantly αß T-cells of effector memory subtype with CD4+ dominance. In particular, CD8+ TIL highly expressed LAG3 and to a lesser degree PD-1 and BTLA. In total, 10 of 20 TIL cultures demonstrated in vitro recognition of autologous tumor. In some cases, the fraction of tumor-reactive T cells was more than 20%. 4-1BB stimulation augmented expansion kinetics and favored CD8+ occurrence. In conclusion, TIL expansion from sarcoma is feasible and expanded TILs highly express LAG3 and comprise multifunctional tumor-reactive T-cells.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Sarcoma/imunologia , Ligante 4-1BB/farmacologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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