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Peptide vaccination induces profound changes in the immune system in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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PMID:  21526504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although the immune status of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients is mostly characterized by immunosuppression, there is an accumulation of in vivo (graft-versus-leukemia effect) and in vitro (spontaneous remissions after infections) data that indicates that CLL might be effectively targeted by T-cell based immunotherapy. Recently, we characterized receptor for hyaluronic acid mediated motility (RHAMM) as a preferential target for immunotherapy of CLL. We also completed a RHAMM-derived peptide vaccination phase I/II clinical trial in CLL. Here, we present a detailed immunological analysis of six CLL patients vaccinated with HLA-A2 restricted RHAMM-derived epitope R3 (ILSLELMKL). Beside effective induction of R3-specific cytotoxic T-cells, peptide vaccination caused profound changes in different T-cell subsets as well as cytokines. We present longitudinal analyses of Th17, CD8(+)CD103(+), CD8(+)CD137(+) and IL-17 producing CD8(+) T cells (CD8(+)IL- -17(+)) as well as important cytokines involved in regulation of immune response such as TGF-β, IL-10, IL-2 and TNF throughout the peptide vaccination period. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011, Vol. 49, No. 1, 161-167).
Krzysztof Giannopoulos; Paulina Własiuk; Anna Dmoszyńska; Jacek Roliński; Michael Schmitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia histochemica et cytobiologica / Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Histochemical and Cytochemical Society     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1897-5631     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Histochem. Cytobiol.     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8502651     Medline TA:  Folia Histochem Cytobiol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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