Generation of CAR+ T Lymphocytes Using the Sleeping Beauty Transposon System.

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Summary of "Generation of CAR+ T Lymphocytes Using the Sleeping Beauty Transposon System."

Adoptive immunotherapy of cancer using T cells expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) is now an approved treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), inducing high response rates in patients. The infusion products are generated by using retro- or lentiviral transduction to induce CAR expression in T cells followed by an in vitro expansion protocol. However, use of viral vectors is cumbersome and is associated with increased costs due to the required high titers, replication-competent retrovirus (RCR) detection and production/use in a biosafety level 2 culture rooms, and additional quality control tests. Nonviral methods, like the Sleeping Beauty transposon system, can stably integrate in the genome of target cells and can be delivered using straightforward methods like electroporation. This chapter describes a protocol for T cell genetic modification using Sleeping Beauty transposon system and electroporation with the Lonza Nucleofector II device for the stable expression of CAR molecules in T lymphocytes.


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Name: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
ISSN: 1940-6029
Pages: 131-137


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