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Transfection of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells with mRNA encoding recombinant immunoreceptors for use in cancer immunotherapy

preclinical study dataset

We explored for the first time transfection of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells with mRNA encoding recombinant immunoreceptors for use in the adoptive immunotherapy of cancer and obtained data from this study.

CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells were efficiently transfected with immunoreceptors specific for ErbB2 and CEA. The immunoreceptor expression was transient with half-maximal expression at day 2 and no detectable immunoreceptor expression at day 9 after electroporation. Immunoreceptor-transfected T cells were specifically activated upon coincubation with ErbB2(+) and CEA(+) tumor cells, respectively, resulting in secretion of interferon-gamma (IFNgamma), interleukin-2 (IL-2), and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha). Furthermore, immunoreceptor-transfected CD8(+) T cells specifically lysed ErbB2(+) and CEA(+) tumor cells, respectively. The RNA-transfected T cells retained their cytotoxic function after 2 days of activation and exhibited cytolytic activities like retrovirally transduced T cells. Opposed to standard procedures using retroviral gene transduction to constitutively express immunoreceptors in T cells, transient immunoreceptor expression by RNA transfection should minimize the risk of persistence of potential autoaggression.

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