Spontaneous T-cell responses against Arginase-1 in the chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms relative to disease stage and type of driver mutation

Mia Aaboe Jørgensen, Morten Orebo Holmström, Evelina Martinenaite, Caroline Hasselbalch Riley, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Mads Hald Andersen*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Compelling evidence supports the existence of a profound immune dysregulation in patients with chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Increased Arginase-1 expression has been described in MPN patients and in solid cancers. This increase contributes to an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in MPN patients because of L-arginine depletion by Arginase-1-expressing regulatory cells and cancer cells, which subsequently limits the activation of circulating effector cells. In the present study, we demonstrate that Arginase-1-derived peptides are recognized by T cells among peripheral mononuclear blood cells from MPN patients. We characterized the Arginase-1-specific T cells as being CD4+ and found that the magnitude of response to the Arginase-1 peptides depends on disease stage. Activation of Arginase-1-specific T cells by vaccination could be an attractive novel immunotherapeutic approach to targeting malignant and suppressive cells in MPN patients in combination with other immunotherapeutics.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummere1468957
TidsskriftOncoImmunology
Vol/bind7
Udgave nummer9
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2 sep. 2018

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