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MDSCs interactions with other immune cells and their role in maternal-fetal tolerance.

Int Rev Immunol 2021 Jun 15:1-18. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Immunology, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, China.

MDSCs (myeloid-derived suppressor cells) are a population of immature and heterogeneous bone marrow cells with immunosuppressive functions, and they are mainly divided into two subgroups: granulocytic MDSCs (G-MDSCs) and monocytic MDSCs (M-MDSCs). Immunosuppression is the main and most important function of MDSCs, and they mainly exert an inhibitory effect through endoplasmic reticulum stress and some enzymes related to inhibitors, as well as some cytokines and other factors. In addition, MDSCs also interact with other immune cells, especially NK cells, DCs and Tregs, to participate in immune regulation. Read More

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Vitamin E and selenium improve mesenchymal stem cell conditioned media immunomodulatory effects.

Stem Cell Investig 2021 7;8. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Medical Immunology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with immunoregulatory properties affect immune systems. Many studies showed that antioxidants such as vitamin E (Vit E) and selenium (Se) could improve stem cells survival. This study aims to investigate the effects of MSC conditioned media (CM) treated with Vit E and Se on immune cells. Read More

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Oxidized low-density lipoprotein stimulates dendritic cells maturation via LOX-1-mediated MAPK/NF-κB pathway.

Braz J Med Biol Res 2021 31;54(9):e11062. Epub 2021 May 31.

Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China.

Dendritic cells (DCs) play a crucial role as central orchestrators of immune system response in atherosclerosis initiation and progression. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is involved in the immune maturation of DCs, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We isolated mouse bone marrow progenitors and stimulated them with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor and interleukin (IL)-4 to induce immature DCs. Read More

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Quality Verification with a Cluster-Controlled Manufacturing System to Generate Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells.

Vaccines (Basel) 2021 May 20;9(5). Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Regenerative Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Kahoku, Ishikawa 920-0293, Japan.

Dendritic cell (DC) vaccines for cancer immunotherapy have been actively developed to improve clinical efficacy. In our previous report, monocyte-derived DCs induced by interleukin (IL)-4 with a low-adherence dish (low-adherent IL-4-DCs: la-IL-4-DCs) improved the yield and viability, as well as relatively prolonged survival in vitro, compared to IL-4-DCs developed using an adherent culture protocol. However, la-IL-4-DCs exhibit remarkable cluster formation and display heterogeneous immature phenotypes. Read More

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Structure-Specific Fermentation of Galacto-Oligosaccharides, Isomalto-Oligosaccharides and Isomalto/Malto-Polysaccharides by Infant Fecal Microbiota and Impact on Dendritic Cell Cytokine Responses.

Mol Nutr Food Res 2021 Jun 1:e2001077. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Wageningen University & Research, Bornse Weilanden 9, Wageningen, Gelderland, 6708, The Netherlands.

Scope: Next to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), starch-derived isomalto-oligosaccharide preparation (IMO) and isomalto/malto-polysaccharides (IMMP) could potentially be used as prebiotics in infant formulas. However, it remains largely unknown how the specific molecular structures of these non-digestible carbohydrates (NDCs) impact fermentability and immune responses in infants.

Methods And Results: In vitro fermentation of GOS, IMO and IMMP using infant fecal inoculum of 2- and 8-week-old infants showed that only GOS and IMO were fermented by infant fecal microbiota. Read More

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Preventing alloimmune rejection using circular RNA FSCN1-silenced dendritic cells in heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario Canada; Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario Canada; Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario Canada; Department of Oncology, Western University, London, Ontario Canada. Electronic address:

Background: While heart transplantation is used as a standard treatment for heart failure, transplant rejection continues to pose a challenge. Recent evidence has shown that circular RNA (circRNA) is a new type of gene regulator in cell development. Our aim was to demonstrate that treatment with tolerogenic dendritic cells (Tol-DCs) generated by circular RNA FSCN1 (circFSCN1) silencing could prevent alloimmune rejection and prolong heart graft survival in heart transplantation. Read More

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ILF3 Is a Negative Transcriptional Regulator of Innate Immune Responses and Myeloid Dendritic Cell Maturation.

J Immunol 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Immunology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA;

APCs such as myeloid dendritic cells (DCs) are key sentinels of the innate immune system. In response to pathogen recognition and innate immune stimulation, DCs transition from an immature to a mature state that is characterized by widespread changes in host gene expression, which include the upregulation of cytokines, chemokines, and costimulatory factors to protect against infection. Several transcription factors are known to drive these gene expression changes, but the mechanisms that negatively regulate DC maturation are less well understood. Read More

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Development of Delivery Systems Enhances the Potency of Cell-Based HIV-1 Therapeutic Vaccine Candidates.

J Immunol Res 2021 20;2021:5538348. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Hepatitis and AIDs, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

An effective therapeutic vaccine to eradicate HIV-1 infection does not exist yet. Among different vaccination strategies, cell-based vaccines could achieve in clinical trials. Cell viability and low nucleic acid expression are the problems related to dendritic cells (DCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are transfected with plasmid DNA. Read More

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Dendritic Cells Are the Intriguing Players in the Puzzle of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pathogenesis.

Front Immunol 2021 30;12:664109. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Department of Hematology and Developmental Therapeutics, Istituto Nazionale Tumori-IRCCS-Fondazione G. Pascale, Naples, Italy.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most devastating progressive interstitial lung disease that remains refractory to treatment. Pathogenesis of IPF relies on the aberrant cross-talk between injured alveolar cells and myofibroblasts, which ultimately leads to an aberrant fibrous reaction. The contribution of the immune system to IPF remains not fully explored. Read More

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Fecal microbiota composition associates with the capacity of human peripheral blood monocytes to differentiate into immunogenic dendritic cells .

Gut Microbes 2021 Jan-Dec;13(1):1-20

Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology (LMM), Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGI), University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Although promising for active immunization in cancer patients, dendritic cells (DCs) vaccines generated display high inter-individual variability in their immunogenicity, which mostly limits their therapeutic efficacy. Gut microbiota composition is a key emerging factor affecting individuals' immune responses, but it is unknown how it affects the variability of donors' precursor cells to differentiate into immunogenic DCs . By analyzing gut microbiota composition in 14 healthy donors, along with the phenotype and cytokines production by monocyte-derived DCs, we found significant correlations between immunogenic properties of DC and microbiota composition. Read More

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Helicobacter pylori induces gastric cancer via down-regulating miR-375 to inhibit dendritic cell maturation.

Helicobacter 2021 May 3:e12813. Epub 2021 May 3.

School of Life Science and Technology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China.

Background: Recent studies and clinical samples have demonstrated that Helicobacter pylori could induce the downregulation of miR-375 in the stomach and promote gastric carcinogenesis. However, whether the immune cells are affected by Helicobacter pylori due to the downregulation of miR-375 is unclear.

Materials And Methods: In this study, we constructed an overexpression and knockdown of miR-375 and Helicobacter pylori infection cell models in vitro. Read More

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Mesenchymal Stromal Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Restore Thymic Architecture and T Cell Function Disrupted by Neonatal Hyperoxia.

Front Immunol 2021 15;12:640595. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Division of Newborn Medicine & Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States.

Treating premature infants with high oxygen is a routine intervention in the context of neonatal intensive care. Unfortunately, the increase in survival rates is associated with various detrimental sequalae of hyperoxia exposure, most notably bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a disease of disrupted lung development. The effects of high oxygen exposure on other developing organs of the infant, as well as the possible impact such disrupted development may have on later life remain poorly understood. Read More

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Thapsigargin-Stimulated LAD2 Human Mast Cell Line Is a Potent Cellular Adjuvant for the Maturation of Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells for Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 12;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Immunology, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, 15006 Prague, Czech Republic.

The preparation of dendritic cells (DCs) for adoptive cellular immunotherapy (ACI) requires the maturation of ex vivo-produced immature(i) DCs. This maturation ensures that the antigen presentation triggers an immune response towards the antigen-expressing cells. Although there is a large number of maturation agents capable of inducing strong DC maturation, there is still only a very limited number of these agents approved for use in the production of DCs for ACI. Read More

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Fractionated Radiation Severely Reduces the Number of CD8+ T Cells and Mature Antigen Presenting Cells Within Lung Tumors.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Therapy, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

Purpose: The combination of standard-of-care radiation therapy (RT) with immunotherapy is moving to the mainstream of non-small cell lung cancer treatment. Multiple preclinical studies reported on the CD8 T cell stimulating properties of RT, resulting in abscopal therapeutic effects. A literature search demonstrates that most preclinical lung cancer studies applied subcutaneous lung tumor models. Read More

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Proteomic Characterization, Biodistribution, and Functional Studies of Immune-Therapeutic Exosomes: Implications for Inflammatory Lung Diseases.

Front Immunol 2021 25;12:636222. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Periodontics, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA, United States.

Dendritic cell (DC)-derived exosomes (DC EXO), natural nanoparticles of endosomal origin, are under intense scrutiny in clinical trials for various inflammatory diseases. DC EXO are eobiotic, meaning they are well-tolerated by the host; moreover, they can be custom-tailored for immune-regulatory or -stimulatory functions, thus presenting attractive opportunities for immune therapy. Previously we documented the efficacy of immunoregulatory DCs EXO (regDCs EXO) as immunotherapy for inflammatory bone disease, in an model. Read More

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Alpha-mangostin inhibits dengue virus production and pro-inflammatory cytokine/chemokine expression in dendritic cells.

Arch Virol 2021 Jun 29;166(6):1623-1632. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Division of Molecular Medicine, Research Department, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand.

Dengue virus (DENV) is transmitted to humans via the bite of an Aedes mosquito, causing dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, or dengue shock syndrome. In the human skin, DENV first infects keratinocytes, dendritic cells, and macrophages. Monocytes that are recruited to the site of infection and differentiate into monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs) are also infected by DENV. Read More

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Newcastle Disease Virus Inhibits the Proliferation of T Cells Induced by Dendritic Cells and .

Front Immunol 2020 23;11:619829. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Science, Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Newcastle disease virus (NDV) infects poultry and antagonizes host immunity several mechanisms. Dendritic cells (DCs) are characterized as specialized antigen presenting cells, bridging innate and adaptive immunity and regulating host resistance to viral invasion. However, there is little specific knowledge of the role of DCs in NDV infection. Read More

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February 2021

Examination of Novel Immunomodulatory Effects of L-Sulforaphane.

Nutrients 2021 Feb 12;13(2). Epub 2021 Feb 12.

New Vaccines, Infection and Immunity, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia.

The dietary isothiocyanate L-sulforaphane (LSF), derived from cruciferous vegetables, is reported to have several beneficial biological properties, including anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. However, there is limited data on how LSF modulates these effects in human immune cells. The present study was designed to investigate the immunomodulatory effects of LSF (10 µM and 50 µM) on peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) populations and cytokine secretion in healthy adult volunteers ( = 14), in the presence or absence of bacterial (lipopolysaccharide) and viral (imiquimod) toll-like receptor (TLRs) stimulations. Read More

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February 2021

Generation of Liposomes to Study the Effect of Lipids on HIV-1 - and -Infections.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 16;22(4). Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7BE, UK.

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among HIV-1-infected individuals and () co-infection is an early precipitate to AIDS. We aimed to determine whether strains differentially modulate cellular susceptibility to HIV-1 infection (- and -infection), via surface receptor interaction by their cell envelope lipids. Total lipids from pathogenic (lineage 4 H37Rv, CDC1551 and lineage 2 HN878, EU127) and non-pathogenic ( BCG and ) strains were integrated into liposomes mimicking the lipid distribution and antigen accessibility of the mycobacterial cell wall. Read More

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February 2021

Fructo-Oligosaccharides Modify Human DC Maturation and Peanut-Induced Autologous T-Cell Response of Allergic Patients .

Front Immunol 2020 15;11:600125. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Background: Dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in antigen presentation, and are an interesting target for immune-modulation in allergies. Short- and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS/lcFOS, FF) have immunomodulatory capacities, and may influence the outcome of DC antigen presentation.

Objective: This study investigated the effect of FF during DC maturation and allergen presentation using cells of peanut-allergic patients in an autologous DC-T cell assay. Read More

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Long Non-coding RNAs and mRNAs Expression Profiles of Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells From PBMCs in AR.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 9;9:636477. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

National Institute of TCM Constitution and Preventive Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Objective: The objective of this study is to explore the long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) expression profiles of monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DCs) obtained from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). DCs are known to play a major role in the regulating function of allergic rhinitis (AR).

Methods: PBMCs were separately isolated from the human peripheral blood of patients with AR and normal person (NP). Read More

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February 2021

Generated SecPen_NY-ESO-1_ubiquitin-pulsed dendritic cell cancer vaccine elicits stronger and specific T cell immune responses.

Acta Pharm Sin B 2021 Feb 25;11(2):476-487. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Shanghai Engineering Research Center of ImmunoTherapeutics, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai 201203, China.

Dendritic cell-based cancer vaccines (DC vaccines) have been proved efficient and safe in immunotherapy of various cancers, including melanoma, ovarian and prostate cancer. However, the clinical responses were not always satisfied. Here we proposed a novel strategy to prepare DC vaccines. Read More

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February 2021

Exosomal miR-335 derived from mature dendritic cells enhanced mesenchymal stem cell-mediated bone regeneration of bone defects in athymic rats.

Mol Med 2021 02 26;27(1):20. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 1 Minde Road, Nanchang, 330006, China.

Background: Transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) embedded in a bio-compatible matrix has been demonstrated as a promising strategy for the treatment of bone defects. This study was designed to explore the effect and mechanism of exosomes derived from mature dendritic cells (mDC-Exo) on the BM-MSCs-mediated bone regeneration using the matrix support in an athymic rat model of femoral bone defect.

Methods: The BM-MSCs were isolated from rats and incubated with osteoblast induction medium, exosomes derived from immature DCs (imDC-Exo), mDC-Exo, and miR-335-deficient mDC-Exo. Read More

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February 2021

In-Depth Analysis of the Impact of Different Serum-Free Media on the Production of Clinical Grade Dendritic Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Front Immunol 2020 5;11:593363. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Department of Medical Sciences and Institute of Biomedicine (iBiMED), University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Dendritic cell (DC)-based antitumor vaccines have proven to be a safe approach, but often fail to generate robust results between trials. Translation to the clinic has been hindered in part by the lack of standard operation procedures for vaccines production, namely the definition of optimal culture conditions during DC differentiation. Here we sought to compare the ability of three clinical grade serum-free media, DendriMACS, AIM-V, and X-VIVO 15, alongside with fetal bovine serum-supplemented Roswell Park Memorial Institute Medium (RPMI), to support the differentiation of monocyte-derived DCs (Mo-DCs). Read More

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February 2021

Cigarette smoke extract promotes DNA methyltransferase 3a expression in dendritic cells, inducing Th-17/Treg imbalance via the c-Jun/allograft inflammatory factor 1 axis.

Kaohsiung J Med Sci 2021 Feb 20. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanchang University, Nanchang, P.R. China.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disorder. Although numerous studies on COPD have been conducted, therapeutic strategies for COPD are limited, and its pathological mechanism is still unclear. The present study aimed to explore the role of DNA methyltransferase 3a (DNMT3a) in dendritic cells (DCs) and the possible role of the Th-17/Treg cell balance in COPD. Read More

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February 2021

Ex vivo modelling of PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade under acute, chronic, and exhaustion-like conditions of T-cell stimulation.

Sci Rep 2021 Feb 17;11(1):4030. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.

Blockade of PD-1/PD-L1 interactions is proving an exciting, durable therapeutic modality in a range of cancers whereby T cells are released from checkpoint inhibition to revive their inherent anti-tumour activity. Here we have studied various ways to model ex vivo T cell function in order to compare the impact of the clinically utilised anti-PD-1 antibody, pembrolizumab (Keytruda) on the activation of human T cells: focussing on the release of pro-inflammatory IFNγ and anti-inflammatory IL-10 to assess functionality. Firstly, we investigated the actions of pembrolizumab in an acute model of T-cell activation with either immature or mature allogeneic dendritic cells (DCs); pembrolizumab enhanced IFNγ and IL-10 release from purified CD4+ T-cells in the majority of donors with a bias towards pro-inflammatory cytokine release. Read More

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February 2021

Evaluation of protection induced by in vitro maturated BMDCs presenting CD8 T cell stimulating peptides after a heterologous vaccination regimen in BALB/c model against Leishmania major.

Exp Parasitol 2021 Apr 11;223:108082. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Immunotherapy and Leishmania Vaccine Research Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Leishmaniasis is a complex vector-borne disease mediated by Leishmania parasite and a strong and long-lasting CD4 Th1 and CD8-T cell immunity is required to control the infection. Thus far multivalent subunit vaccines have met this requirement more promisingly. However several full protein sequences cannot be easily arranged in one construct. Read More

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Poly-γ-Glutamic Acid Encapsulation of Inhibits Human Dendritic Cell Responses.

Immunohorizons 2021 Feb 9;5(2):81-89. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, MD 21702; and

The capsule of is composed of a d isomer poly-γ-glutamic acid polymer, which is especially nonstimulatory to dendritic cells, even more so than similar mixed d, l isomer polymers from nonpathogenic species. Capsule is an essential virulence factor for , protecting the bacilli from phagocytosis by innate immune cells. In this study, we demonstrate that encapsulation provides a further pathogenic advantage by shielding more inflammatory Ags on the bacillus surface, thereby reducing dendritic cell responses. Read More

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February 2021

IL-10 Signaling in the Tumor Microenvironment of Ovarian Cancer.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2021 ;1290:51-65

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.

Unlike other malignancies, ovarian cancer (OC) creates a complex tumor microenvironment with distinctive peritoneal ascites consisting of a mixture of several immunosuppressive cells which impair the ability of the patient's immune system to fight the disease. The poor survival rates observed in advanced stage OC patients and the lack of effective conventional therapeutic options have been attributed in large part to the immature dendritic cells (DCs), IL-10 secreting regulatory T cells, tumor-associated macrophages, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, and cancer stem cells that secrete inhibitory cytokines. This review highlights the critical role played by the intraperitoneal presence of IL-10 in the generation of an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Read More

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February 2021

Tropomodulin1 Expression Increases Upon Maturation in Dendritic Cells and Promotes Their Maturation and Immune Functions.

Front Immunol 2020 15;11:587441. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Hemorheology Center, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China.

Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most potent antigen-presenting cells. Upon maturation, DCs express costimulatory molecules and migrate to the lymph nodes to present antigens to T cells. The actin cytoskeleton plays key roles in multiple aspects of DC functions. Read More

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