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Specific killing of P53 mutated tumor cell lines by a cross-reactive human HLA-A2-restricted P53-specific CTL line

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  • P A Würtzen
  • L O Pedersen
  • H S Poulsen
  • Mogens Helweg Claesson
p53 is upregulated in the majority of spontaneous tumors and the HLA class I molecule HLA-A2 is expressed by approximately 50% of the caucasians. Potentially, these facts make HLA-A2-binding p53 peptides for CTL-inducing immunotherapy applicable to a broad range of cancer patients. In our study, we investigated the CTL-inducing capacity of autologous monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DC) maturated by exposure to CD40L and pulsed with a pool of 4 wild-type, HLA-A2-binding p53 peptides, and the p53-specific CD8(+) CTL lines established from healthy HLA-A2-positive donors were characterized. Reactivity to p53(65-73) and p53(187-197) peptides was obtained in the T-cell lines. Interestingly, cold target inhibition experiments demonstrated that the simultaneous recognition of the 2 peptides was the result of cross-reactivity, which was confirmed by killing experiments at the clonal CTL level. Furthermore, 4 HLA-A2(+) p53-mutated tumor cell lines were lysed by the CTL line, indicating that these peptides are endogenously processed and presented on HLA-A2 molecule. Thus, monocyte-derived DC pulsed with a pool of peptides are able to induce CTL reactivity to wild-type p53 peptides presented by several cancer cell lines. In addition, the recognition of 2 different p53 peptides by the same CTL clone suggests a promiscuous peptide recognition by the TCR involved. Taken together, these in vitro results suggest that vaccination with autologous DC pulsed with multiple p53 epitopes may induce an effective tumor-specific CTL response in vivo with the potential to eradicate p53-upregulated spontaneously occurring tumors.
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Cancer
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)855-861
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2001

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