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Aminobisphosphonate-pretreated dendritic cells trigger successful Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cell amplification for immunotherapy in advanced cancer patients.

Abstract : Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and colorectal carcinoma with hepatic metastases (mCRC) are cancers with poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. New approaches are needed and adoptive immunotherapy with Vgamma9Vdelta2 T lymphocytes represents an attractive strategy. Indeed, Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells were shown to exhibit efficient lytic activity against various human tumor cell lines, and in vitro Vgamma9Vdelta2 T expansion protocol based on single phosphoantigen stimulation could be easily performed for healthy donors. However, a low proliferative response of Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells was observed in about half of the cancer patients, leading to an important limitation in the development of Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cell-based immunotherapy. Here, for the first time in the context of cancer patients, Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cell expansions were performed by co-culturing peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMCs) with autologous dendritic cells (DCs) pretreated with aminobisphosphonate zoledronate. For patients not responding to the conventional culture protocol, co-culture of PBMC with zoledronate-pretreated DCs induced strong cell expansion and allowed reaching a minimal rate of purity of 70% of Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells. The potent immunostimulatory activity of zoledronate-treated DCs was associated with higher amount of isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) in the culture and was correlated with better ability to activate Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells as measured by IFN-gamma production. Moreover, we demonstrated that the cytotoxic level of Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells against freshly autologous tumor cells isolated from patients could be significantly increased by pretreating the tumor cells with zoledronate. Thus, this method of generating Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cells leads eligible for Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cell adoptive immunotherapy the HCC and mCRC patients.
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Florian Cabillic, Olivier Toutirais, Vincent Lavoué, Cécile Thomas de la Pintière, Pascale Daniel, et al.. Aminobisphosphonate-pretreated dendritic cells trigger successful Vgamma9Vdelta2 T cell amplification for immunotherapy in advanced cancer patients.. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, Springer Verlag, 2010, 59 (11), pp.1611-9. ⟨10.1007/s00262-010-0887-0⟩. ⟨inserm-00498152⟩

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