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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4909, 2020 09 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999291

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Effectively activating macrophages against cancer is promising but challenging. In particular, cancer cells express CD47, a 'don't eat me' signal that interacts with signal regulatory protein alpha (SIRPα) on macrophages to prevent phagocytosis. Also, cancer cells secrete stimulating factors, which polarize tumor-associated macrophages from an antitumor M1 phenotype to a tumorigenic M2 phenotype. Here, we report that hybrid cell membrane nanovesicles (known as hNVs) displaying SIRPα variants with significantly increased affinity to CD47 and containing M2-to-M1 repolarization signals can disable both mechanisms. The hNVs block CD47-SIRPα signaling axis while promoting M2-to-M1 repolarization within tumor microenvironment, significantly preventing both local recurrence and distant metastasis in malignant melanoma models. Furthermore, by loading a stimulator of interferon genes (STING) agonist, hNVs lead to potent tumor inhibition in a poorly immunogenic triple negative breast cancer model. hNVs are safe, stable, drug loadable, and suitable for genetic editing. These properties, combined with the capabilities inherited from source cells, make hNVs an attractive immunotherapy.


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Micropartículas Derivadas de Células/imunologia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Melanoma/terapia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/prevenção & controle , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/terapia , Animais , Antígeno CD47/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Ativação de Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Melanoma/imunologia , Melanoma/secundário , Proteínas de Membrana/agonistas , Proteínas de Membrana/imunologia , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/imunologia , Nucleotídeos Cíclicos/administração & dosagem , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/imunologia , Evasão Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 511-521, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008500

RESUMO

The age of immuno-oncology has ushered in a rush within the biopharmaceutical industry. This intense focus has been characterized as a frenzy or overhyped, but represents a substantial investment in new products that hope to harness the immune system against cancer. Such agents include next-generation checkpoint antagonists, immune costimulatory agonists, and a diverse array of novel mechanisms of action and therapeutic modalities targeting immune cell types and the interplay of the host and tumor at the immune synapse. This article surveys the clinical development and investment activity with Immuno-Oncology, specifically prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers.


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Produtos Biológicos/uso terapêutico , Biotecnologia/tendências , Imunoterapia/métodos , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Urogenitais/imunologia , Neoplasias Urogenitais/terapia , Biotecnologia/métodos , Feminino , Previsões , Humanos , Masculino , Resultado do Tratamento , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Neoplasias Urogenitais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Urogenitais/patologia
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PLoS Med ; 17(9): e1003292, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32970670

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BACKGROUND: Identifying stage II patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) at higher risk of progression is a clinical priority in order to optimize the advantages of adjuvant chemotherapy while avoiding unnecessary toxicity. Recently, the intensity and the quality of the host immune response in the tumor microenvironment have been reported to have an important role in tumorigenesis and an inverse association with tumor progression. This association is well established in microsatellite instable CRC. In this work, we aim to assess the usefulness of measures of T-cell infiltration as prognostic biomarkers in 640 stage II, CRC tumors, 582 of them confirmed microsatellite stable. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We measured both the quantity and clonality index of T cells by means of T-cell receptor (TCR) immunosequencing in a discovery dataset (95 patients with colon cancer diagnosed at stage II and microsatellite stable, median age 67, 30% women) and replicated the results in 3 additional series of stage II patients from 2 countries. Series 1 and 2 were recruited in Barcelona, Spain and included 112 fresh frozen (FF, median age 69, 44% women) and 163 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE, median age 67, 39% women) samples, respectively. Series 3 included 270 FFPE samples from patients recruited in Haifa, Northern Israel, as part of a large case-control study of CRC (median age 73, 46% women). Median follow-up time was 81.1 months. Cox regression models were fitted to evaluate the prognostic value of T-cell abundance and Simpson clonality of TCR variants adjusting by sex, age, tumor location, and stage (IIA and IIB). In the discovery dataset, higher TCR abundance was associated with better prognosis (hazard ratio [HR] for ≥Q1 = 0.25, 95% CI 0.10-0.63, P = 0.003). A functional analysis of gene expression on these tumors revealed enrichment in pathways related to immune response. Higher values of clonality index (lower diversity) were not associated with worse disease-free survival, though the HR for ≥Q3 was 2.32 (95% CI 0.90-5.97, P = 0.08). These results were replicated in an independent FF dataset (TCR abundance: HR = 0.30, 95% CI 0.12-0.72, P = 0.007; clonality: HR = 3.32, 95% CI 1.38-7.94, P = 0.007). Also, the association with prognosis was tested in 2 independent FFPE datasets. The same association was observed with TCR abundance (HR = 0.41, 95% CI 0.18-0.93, P = 0.03 and HR = 0.56, 95% CI 0.31-1, P = 0.042, respectively, for each FFPE dataset). However, the clonality index was associated with prognosis only in the FFPE dataset from Israel (HR = 2.45, 95% CI 1.39-4.32, P = 0.002). Finally, a combined analysis combining all microsatellite stable (MSS) samples demonstrated a clear prognosis value both for TCR abundance (HR = 0.39, 95% CI 0.26-0.57, P = 1.3e-06) and the clonality index (HR = 2.13, 95% CI 1.44-3.15, P = 0.0002). These associations were also observed when variables were considered continuous in the models (HR per log2 of TCR abundance = 0.85, 95% CI 0.78-0.93, P = 0.0002; HR per log2 or clonality index = 1.16, 95% CI 1.03-1.31, P = 0.016). LIMITATIONS: This is a retrospective study, and samples had been preserved with different methods. Validation series lack complete information about microsatellite instability (MSI) status and pathology assessment. The Molecular Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer (MECC) study had information about overall survival instead of progression-free survival. CONCLUSION: Results from this study demonstrate that tumor lymphocytes, assessed by TCR repertoire quantification based on a sequencing method, are an independent prognostic factor in microsatellite stable stage II CRC.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/imunologia , Repetições de Microssatélites/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Progressão da Doença , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/metabolismo , Masculino , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Repetições de Microssatélites/imunologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Retrospectivos , Espanha , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(9): e419-e430, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888471

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Notable advances have been achieved in the treatment of cancer since the advent of immunotherapy, and immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown clinical benefit across a wide variety of tumour types. Nevertheless, most patients still progress on these treatments, highlighting the importance of unravelling the underlying mechanisms of primary resistance to immunotherapy. A well described biomarker of non-responsiveness to immune checkpoint inhibitors is the absence or low presence of lymphocytes in the tumour microenvironment, so-called cold tumours. There are five mechanisms of action that have the potential to turn cold tumours into so-called hot and inflamed tumours, hence increasing the tumour's responsiveness to immunotherapy-increasing local inflammation, neutralising immunosuppression at the tumour site, modifying the tumour vasculature, targeting the tumour cells themselves, or increasing the frequency of tumour-specific T cells. In this Review, we discuss preclinical data that serves as the basis for ongoing immunotherapy clinical trials for the treatment of non-immunoreactive tumours, as well as reviewing clinical and translational data where available. We explain how improving our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of primary resistance to immunotherapy will help elucidate an increasingly granular view of the tumour microenvironment cellular composition, functional status, and cellular localisation, with the goal of further therapy refinement.


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Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/imunologia , Imunoterapia/efeitos adversos , Inflamação/terapia , Neoplasias/terapia , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Quinase 1 do Ponto de Checagem/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinase 1 do Ponto de Checagem/imunologia , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Humanos , Imunidade Celular/imunologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Inflamação/patologia , Linfócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238380, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866185

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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is characterized by a complex tumor environment with a wide diversity of infiltrating stromal and immune cell types that impact the tumor response to conventional treatments. However, even in this poorly responsive tumor the extent of T cell infiltration as determined by quantitative immunohistology is a candidate prognostic factor for patient outcome. As such, even more comprehensive immunophenotyping of the tumor environment, such as immune cell type deconvolution via inference models based on gene expression profiling, holds significant promise. We hypothesized that RNA-Seq can provide a comprehensive alternative to quantitative immunohistology for immunophenotyping pancreatic cancer. We performed RNA-Seq on a prospective cohort of pancreatic tumor specimens and compared multiple approaches for gene expression-based immunophenotyping analysis compared to quantitative immunohistology. Our analyses demonstrated that while gene expression analyses provide additional information on the complexity of the tumor immune environment, they are limited in sensitivity by the low overall immune infiltrate in pancreatic cancer. As an alternative approach, we identified a set of genes that were enriched in highly T cell infiltrated pancreatic tumors, and demonstrate that these can identify patients with improved outcome in a reference population. These data demonstrate that the poor immune infiltrate in pancreatic cancer can present problems for analyses that use gene expression-based tools; however, there remains enormous potential in using these approaches to understand the relationships between diverse patterns of infiltrating cells and their impact on patient treatment outcomes.


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Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/imunologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4835, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32973173

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Immune checkpoint blockade therapies have shown clinical promise in a variety of cancers, but how tumor-infiltrating T cells are activated remains unclear. In this study, we explore the functions of PD-L1 on dendritic cells (DCs), which highly express PD-L1. We observe that PD-L1 on DC plays a critical role in limiting T cell responses. Type 1 conventional DCs are essential for PD-L1 blockade and they upregulate PD-L1 upon antigen uptake. Upregulation of PD-L1 on DC is mediated by type II interferon. While DCs are the major antigen presenting cells for cross-presenting tumor antigens to T cells, subsequent PD-L1 upregulation protects them from killing by cytotoxic T lymphocytes, yet dampens the antitumor responses. Blocking PD-L1 in established tumors promotes re-activation of tumor-infiltrating T cells for tumor control. Our study identifies a critical and dynamic role of PD-L1 on DC, which needs to be harnessed for better invigoration of antitumor immune responses.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Regulação para Cima
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4324, 2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859926

RESUMO

Immune-therapy is an attractive alternative therapeutic approach for targeting central nervous system (CNS) tumors and the constituency of the Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) likely to predict patient response. Here, we describe the TIME of >6000 primarily pediatric CNS tumors using a deconvolution approach (methylCIBERSORT). We produce and validate a custom reference signature defining 11 non-cancer cell types to estimate relative proportions of infiltration in a panCNS tumor cohort spanning 80 subtypes. We group patients into three broad immune clusters associated with CNS tumor types/subtypes. In cohorts of medulloblastomas (n = 2325), malignant rhabdoid tumors (n = 229) and pediatric high-grade gliomas (n = 401), we show significant associations with molecular subgroups/subtypes, mutations, and prognosis. We further identify tumor-specific immune clusters with phenotypic characteristics relevant to immunotherapy response (i.e. Cytolytic score, PDL1 expression). Our analysis provides an indication of the potential future therapeutic and prognostic possibilities of immuno-methylomic profiling in pediatric CNS tumor patients that may ultimately inform approach to immune-therapy.


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Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/imunologia , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/terapia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Adolescente , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos de Coortes , Glioma , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Leucócitos , Meduloblastoma/imunologia , Mutação , Prognóstico , Tumor Rabdoide
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3912, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764562

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Immunotherapy has emerged as a promising approach to treat cancer, however, its efficacy in highly malignant brain-tumors, glioblastomas (GBM), is limited. Here, we generate distinct imageable syngeneic mouse GBM-tumor models and utilize RNA-sequencing, CyTOF and correlative immunohistochemistry to assess immune-profiles in these models. We identify immunologically-inert and -active syngeneic-tumor types and show that inert tumors have an immune-suppressive phenotype with numerous exhausted CD8 T cells and resident macrophages; fewer eosinophils and SiglecF+ macrophages. To mimic the clinical-settings of first line of GBM-treatment, we show that tumor-resection invigorates an anti-tumor response via increasing T cells, activated microglia and SiglecF+ macrophages and decreasing resident macrophages. A comparative CyTOF analysis of resected-tumor samples from GBM-patients and mouse GBM-tumors show stark similarities in one of the mouse GBM-tumors tested. These findings guide informed choices for use of GBM models for immunotherapeutic interventions and offer a potential to facilitate immune-therapies in GBM patients.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/imunologia , Glioblastoma/imunologia , Animais , Encéfalo/imunologia , Encéfalo/patologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Glioblastoma/patologia , Glioblastoma/terapia , Humanos , Tolerância Imunológica , Imunofenotipagem , Imunoterapia , Isoenxertos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/classificação , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Transplante de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Experimentais/imunologia , Neoplasias Experimentais/patologia , Neoplasias Experimentais/terapia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3946, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32770055

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Melanomas can switch to a dedifferentiated cell state upon exposure to cytotoxic T cells. However, it is unclear whether such tumor cells pre-exist in patients and whether they can be resensitized to immunotherapy. Here, we chronically expose (patient-derived) melanoma cell lines to differentiation antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells and observe strong enrichment of a pre-existing NGFRhi population. These fractions are refractory also to T cells recognizing non-differentiation antigens, as well as to BRAF + MEK inhibitors. NGFRhi cells induce the neurotrophic factor BDNF, which contributes to T cell resistance, as does NGFR. In melanoma patients, a tumor-intrinsic NGFR signature predicts anti-PD-1 therapy resistance, and NGFRhi tumor fractions are associated with immune exclusion. Lastly, pharmacologic NGFR inhibition restores tumor sensitivity to T cell attack in vitro and in melanoma xenografts. These findings demonstrate the existence of a stable and pre-existing NGFRhi multitherapy-refractory melanoma subpopulation, which ought to be eliminated to revert intrinsic resistance to immunotherapeutic intervention.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Receptores de Fator de Crescimento Neural/metabolismo , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Melanoma/genética , Melanoma/imunologia , Melanoma/patologia , Camundongos , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA-Seq , Receptores de Fator de Crescimento Neural/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/imunologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/metabolismo , Evasão Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Life Sci ; 259: 118297, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822718

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Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is heterogeneous cancer with poor prognosis among the other breast tumors. Rapid recurrence and increased progression rate could be reasons for the poor prognosis of this type of breast cancer. Recently, because of the lack of specific targets in multiple cancer treatment, immune checkpoint blockade therapies with targeting PD-1/PD-L1 axis have displayed significant advances and improved survival. Among different types of breast cancers, TNBC is considered more immunogenic with high T-cell and other immune cells infiltration compared to other breast cancer subtypes. This immunogenic characteristic of TNBC is a beneficial marker in the immunotherapy of these tumors. Clinical studies with a focus on immune checkpoint therapy have demonstrated promising results in TNBC treatment. In this review, we summarize clinical trials with the immunotherapy-based treatment of different cancers and also discuss the interaction between infiltrating immune cells and breast tumor microenvironment. In addition, we focus on the signaling pathway that controls PD-L1 expression and continues with CAR T-cell therapy and siRNA as novel strategies and potential tools in targeted therapy.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/imunologia , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/imunologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo
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Cancer Treat Rev ; 89: 102067, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32682248

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BACKGROUND: Brain metastases are frequent complications in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) associated with significant morbidity and poor prognosis. Our goal is to give a global overlook on clinical efficacy from immune checkpoint inhibitors in this setting and to review the role of biomarkers and molecular interactions in brain metastases from patients with NSCLC. METHODS: We reviewed clinical trials reporting clinical outcomes of patients with NSCLC with brain metastases as well as publications assessing the tumor microenvironment and the complex molecular interactions of tumor cells with immune and resident cells in brain metastases from NSCLC biopsies or preclinical models. RESULTS: Although limited data are available on immunotherapy in patients with brain metastases, immune checkpoint inhibitors alone or in combination with chemotherapy have shown promising intracranial efficacy and safety results. The underlying mechanism of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the brain niche and their influence on tumor microenvironment are still not known. Lower PD-L1 expression and less T CD8+ infiltration were found in brain metastases compared with matched NSCLC primary tumors, suggesting an immunosuppressive microenvironment in the brain. Reactive astrocytes and tumor associated macrophages are paramount in NSCLC brain metastases and play a role in promoting tumor progression and immune evasion. CONCLUSIONS: Discordances in the immune profile between primary tumours and brain metastases underscore differences in the tumour microenvironment and immune system interactions within the lung and brain niche. The characterization of immune phenotype of brain metastases and dissecting the interplay among immune cells and resident stromal cells along with cancer cells is crucial to unravel effective immunotherapeutic approaches in patients with NSCLC and brain metastases.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Encefálicas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/patologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Ensaios Clínicos Fase I como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Ativação Linfocitária , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4663-4674, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727790

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Roles for mutant (mt) KRAS in the innate immune microenvironment in colorectal cancer (CRC) were explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human CRC HCT116-derived, mtKRAS-disrupted (HKe3) cells that express exogenous mtKRAS and allogenic cytokine-activated killer (CAK) cells were co-cultured in 3D floating (3DF) culture. The anti-CD155 antibody was used for function blocking and immuno histochemistry. RESULTS: Infiltration of CAK cells, including NKG2D+ T cells, into the deep layer of HKe3-mtKRAS spheroids, was observed. Surface expression of CD155 was found to be up-regulated by mtKRAS in 3DF culture and CRC tissues. Further, the number of CD3+ tumor-infiltrating cells in the invasion front that show substantial CD155 expression was significantly larger than the number showing weak expression in CRC tissues with mtKRAS. CD155 blockade decreased the growth of spheroids directly and indirectly through the release of CAK cells. CONCLUSION: CD155 blockade may be useful for therapies targeting tumors containing mtKRAS.


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Evasão da Resposta Imune/imunologia , Subfamília K de Receptores Semelhantes a Lectina de Células NK/imunologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/imunologia , Receptores Virais/imunologia , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Técnicas de Cocultura/métodos , Neoplasias Colorretais/imunologia , Feminino , Humanos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Life Sci ; 258: 118110, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32698074

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Incapacitated immune system is a characteristic hallmark of solid tumors. Immune system within a tumor undergoes an imbalance in cellular dispersion and functionality. Effector cells are precluded from the invasive margin of tumor; instead, immune suppressor cells are present at high fractions. Conditions in the tumor microenvironment (TME) like altered metabolism, chronic hypoxia and chronic inflammation are the known predisposing factors, implicated in the immune malfunctioning. Deficiency of innate immune sensing mediated by checkpoint receptors including programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1), CTL-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) hijacked by tumor cells takes a major part of the blame, requiring a need for appropriate strategies in order to bring back the balance in the immune system. Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy has been in the eye of the current research rendering promising results. The story is not, however, that easy in which it is not so effective for Cold tumors, it may cause severe adverse effects, and that patients may acquire resistance to such therapy; this requires for updating the current knowledge about the immune ecosystem, using tumor type dependent dose calculation and exploiting proper adjuvants in order for evolving desired responses.


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Evasão da Resposta Imune , Neoplasias/imunologia , Animais , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Neoplasias/terapia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Life Sci ; 256: 118005, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32593711

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Cancer is the second cause of mortality in the world after cardiovascular disease. Various studies attribute the emergence of therapeutic resistance in tumors to the presence of cancer stem cells or cancer-initiating cells (CSC/CIC). These relatively rare cells because of their typical stemness features, are responsible for tumor cell progression and recurrence. Moreover, CSCs have immunomodulatory capabilities and through orchestrating, some immunological profiles can stay safe from host anticancer immunity, and provide immunotherapy resistance in cancer patients. Many studies have shown that CSCs by producing immune system inhibitory factors and interacting with immune checkpoint molecules like CD47, PDL-1, CTLA4, Tim3, and LAG3, are able to communicate with tumor microenvironment (TME) components and protect cancer cells from immune clearance. In this review, we summarize the CSCs immunological mechanisms and comprehensively discuss interactions between these cells and factors that are present in the TME to repress immune system responses and enhance tumor survival. Therefore, it seems that further studies on this topic will open new doors to improve the therapeutic approaches of malignant cancers.


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Neoplasias/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/imunologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3193, 2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32581213

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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide and one of the major causes of cancer death in women. Epidemiological studies have established a link between night-shift work and increased cancer risk, suggesting that circadian disruption may play a role in carcinogenesis. Here, we aim to shed light on the effect of chronic jetlag (JL) on mammary tumour development. To do this, we use a mouse model of spontaneous mammary tumourigenesis and subject it to chronic circadian disruption. We observe that circadian disruption significantly increases cancer-cell dissemination and lung metastasis. It also enhances the stemness and tumour-initiating potential of tumour cells and creates an immunosuppressive shift in the tumour microenvironment. Finally, our results suggest that the use of a CXCR2 inhibitor could correct the effect of JL on cancer-cell dissemination and metastasis. Altogether, our data provide a conceptual framework to better understand and manage the effects of chronic circadian disruption on breast cancer progression.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/complicações , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/imunologia , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença Crônica , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/genética , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/imunologia , Citocinas/genética , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Imunossupressão , Transdução de Sinal Luminoso/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Metástase Neoplásica/prevenção & controle , Receptores de Interleucina-8B/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Interleucina-8B/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2749, 2020 06 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32488012

RESUMO

The tumour microenvironment (TME) forms a major obstacle in effective cancer treatment and for clinical success of immunotherapy. Conventional co-cultures have shed light onto multiple aspects of cancer immunobiology, but they are limited by the lack of physiological complexity. We develop a human organotypic skin melanoma culture (OMC) that allows real-time study of host-malignant cell interactions within a multicellular tissue architecture. By co-culturing decellularized dermis with keratinocytes, fibroblasts and immune cells in the presence of melanoma cells, we generate a reconstructed TME that closely resembles tumour growth as observed in human lesions and supports cell survival and function. We demonstrate that the OMC is suitable and outperforms conventional 2D co-cultures for the study of TME-imprinting mechanisms. Within the OMC, we observe the tumour-driven conversion of cDC2s into CD14+ DCs, characterized by an immunosuppressive phenotype. The OMC provides a valuable approach to study how a TME affects the immune system.


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Plasticidade Celular/fisiologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Melanoma/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral/fisiologia , Comunicação Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Técnicas de Cocultura , Fibroblastos/patologia , Humanos , Queratinócitos/patologia , Melanoma/imunologia , Melanoma/patologia , Pele/patologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/imunologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia
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Cancer Sci ; 111(9): 3132-3141, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32579769

RESUMO

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the main prevalent histological type of esophageal cancer, predominantly constituting 90% of cases worldwide. Despite the development of multidisciplinary therapeutic approaches, its prognosis remains unfavorable. Recently, the development of monoclonal antibodies inhibiting programmed death 1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) has led to marked therapeutic responses among multiple malignancies including ESCC. However, only a few patients achieved clinical benefits due to resistance. Therefore, precise and accurate predictive biomarkers should be identified for personalized immunotherapy in clinical settings. Because the tumor immune microenvironment can potentially influence the patient's response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, tumor immunity, such as PD-L1 expression on tumors, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, tumor-associated macrophages, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells, in ESCC should be further investigated. In this review, accumulated evidence regarding the tumor immune microenvironment and immune checkpoint inhibitors in ESCC are summarized.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/etiologia , Neoplasias Esofágicas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/etiologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Esofágicas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/patologia , Humanos , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Mutação , Células Supressoras Mieloides/imunologia , Células Supressoras Mieloides/metabolismo , Células Supressoras Mieloides/patologia , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Linfócitos T/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(27): 16072-16082, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32571915

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The extent to which immune cell phenotypes in the peripheral blood reflect within-tumor immune activity prior to and early in cancer therapy is unclear. To address this question, we studied the population dynamics of tumor and immune cells, and immune phenotypic changes, using clinical tumor and immune cell measurements and single-cell genomic analyses. These samples were serially obtained from a cohort of advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients enrolled in a trial with chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Using an ecological population model, fitted to clinical tumor burden and immune cell abundance data from each patient, we find evidence of a strong tumor-circulating immune cell interaction in responder patients but not in those patients that progress on treatment. Upon initiation of therapy, immune cell abundance increased rapidly in responsive patients, and once the peak level is reached tumor burden decreases, similar to models of predator-prey interactions; these dynamic patterns were absent in nonresponder patients. To interrogate phenotype dynamics of circulating immune cells, we performed single-cell RNA sequencing at serial time points during treatment. These data show that peripheral immune cell phenotypes were linked to the increased strength of patients' tumor-immune cell interaction, including increased cytotoxic differentiation and strong activation of interferon signaling in peripheral T cells in responder patients. Joint modeling of clinical and genomic data highlights the interactions between tumor and immune cell populations and reveals how variation in patient responsiveness can be explained by differences in peripheral immune cell signaling and differentiation soon after the initiation of immunotherapy.


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Comunicação Celular/imunologia , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Fenótipo , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/genética , Fatores Imunológicos/imunologia , Monócitos/imunologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Análise de Célula Única , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1259: 113-124, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32578174

RESUMO

The tumor microenvironment consists of complex and dynamic networks of cytokines, growth factors, and metabolic products. These contribute to significant alterations in tissue architecture, cell growth, immune cell phenotype, and function. Increased glycolytic flux is commonly observed in solid tumors and is associated with significant changes in metabolites, generating high levels of lactate. While elevated glycolytic flux is a characteristic metabolic adaption of tumor cells, glycolysis is also a key metabolic program utilized by a variety of inflammatory immune cells. As such lactate and the pH changes associated with lactate transport affect not only tumor cells but also immune cells. Here we provide an overview of lactate metabolic pathways and the effects lactate has on tumor growth and immune cell function. This knowledge provides opportunities for synergistic therapeutic approaches that combine metabolic drugs, which limit tumor growth and support immune cell function, together with immunotherapies to enhance tumor eradication.


Assuntos
Ácido Láctico/metabolismo , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Proliferação de Células , Glicólise , Humanos
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Nat Genet ; 52(6): 582-593, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32483290

RESUMO

In metastatic cancer, the degree of heterogeneity of the tumor microenvironment (TME) and its molecular underpinnings remain largely unstudied. To characterize the tumor-immune interface at baseline and during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC), we performed immunogenomic analysis of treatment-naive and paired samples from before and after treatment with chemotherapy. In treatment-naive HGSOC, we found that immune-cell-excluded and inflammatory microenvironments coexist within the same individuals and within the same tumor sites, indicating ubiquitous variability in immune cell infiltration. Analysis of TME cell composition, DNA copy number, mutations and gene expression showed that immune cell exclusion was associated with amplification of Myc target genes and increased expression of canonical Wnt signaling in treatment-naive HGSOC. Following NACT, increased natural killer (NK) cell infiltration and oligoclonal expansion of T cells were detected. We demonstrate that the tumor-immune microenvironment of advanced HGSOC is intrinsically heterogeneous and that chemotherapy induces local immune activation, suggesting that chemotherapy can potentiate the immunogenicity of immune-excluded HGSOC tumors.


Assuntos
Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/tratamento farmacológico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Microambiente Tumoral/imunologia , Animais , Cisplatino/imunologia , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Estudos de Coortes , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/genética , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/imunologia , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/estatística & dados numéricos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Genes myc , Humanos , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/patologia , Camundongos , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/imunologia , Análise de Componente Principal , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Microambiente Tumoral/genética , Via de Sinalização Wnt
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