figure posted on 2023-03-31, 23:42 authored by Qing Yang, Jiemiao Hu, Zhiliang Jia, Qi Wang, Jing Wang, Long Hoang Dao, Wendong Zhang, Sheng Zhang, Xueqing Xia, Richard Gorlick, Shulin Li
Supplementary Figure from Membrane-Anchored and Tumor-Targeted IL12 (attIL12)-PBMC Therapy for Osteosarcoma
National Institutes of Health
UT MD Anderson cancer center
ARTICLE ABSTRACTChimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has shown great promise for treating hematologic malignancies but requires a long duration of T-cell expansion, is associated with severe toxicity, and has limited efficacy for treating solid tumors. We designed experiments to address those challenges.
We generated a cell membrane-anchored and tumor-targeted IL12 (attIL12) to arm peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) instead of T cells to omit the expansion phase for required CAR T cells.
This IL12-based attIL12-PBMC therapy showed significant antitumor efficacy in both heterogeneous osteosarcoma patient-derived xenograft tumors and metastatic osteosarcoma tumors with no observable toxic effects. Mechanistically, attIL12-PBMC treatment resulted in tumor-restricted antitumor cytokine release and accumulation of attIL12-PBMCs in tumors. It also induced terminal differentiation of osteosarcoma cells into bone-like cells to impede tumor growth.
In summary, attIL12-PBMC therapy is safe and effective against osteosarcoma. Our goal is to move this treatment into a clinical trial. Owing to the convenience of the attIL12-PBMC production process, we believe it will be feasible.