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Peripheral blood apheresis by harvesting chemotherapy-naive T cells and populations enriched for professional APCs.
T cells and APCs are separated from the apheresis product using countercurrent centrifugal elutriation and a monocyte rich fraction is collected.
Cell harvesting is performed as soon as possible.
Both Arm A and B:
Patients receive intravenous infusion of irradiated peptide-pulsed antigen presenting cell vaccination (APC) products as well as intramuscular injection of influenza vaccine on the same day.
Recombinant human IL-2 is administered within 4 hours of the peptide pulsed vaccine by continuous intravenous infusion for 4 days per week for 3 successive weeks.
Primary toxic effect of this therapy is expected to be related to the IL-2 therapy. Patients with Grade 2 neurologic or cardiac or any Grade 3 or 4 toxic effects will discontinued IL-2 therapy. If toxic effect is not resolved in 72-hours, the patient may remain on study but will not receive any further IL-2.
Nearly all patients with non-metastatic Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (AR) have a dramatic initial response to multiagent chemotherapy. However, approximately 30 percent of patients develop recurrent disease for which conventional chemotherapy is ineffective and treatment options are limited. Immunotherapy may represent an effective approach for treatment of recurrent ESFT and AR. Experimental evidence has shown that immune mediated anti-tumor effects can occur in vivo when T cells recognize and respond to antigens present on tumor cells. In ESFT and AR, tumor-specific chromosomal translocations resulting in the production of novel fusion proteins have been identified in the great majority of tumors. Peptides derived from these fusion proteins have been shown to function as tumor antigens for cytolytic T cells in animal studies. This protocol will study the safety, feasibility and efficacy of tumor-specific peptide vaccination administered with interleukin-2 therapy with or without autologous T cell infusions in patients with recurrent ESFT and AR.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
EF-1 Peptide, EF-2 Peptide, PXFK Peptide, E7 Peptide, IL-2, IL-4, GM-CSF, CD40 Ligand
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:33-0400
To evaluate the chemical efficacy and safety of intranasally administered peptide T on neurocognitive function in HIV seropositive individuals. Previous studies have shown that treatment ...
An open phase-1, first-in-human, clinical trial investigating the safety and immunological effects of peptide vaccination with Programmed Death Ligand 1 and 2 (PD-L1 and PD-L2) peptides in...
A Phase I Trial To Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of the UBI HIV-1MN PND Peptide Immunogen, Given by IM Injection, in Combination With the UBI Microparticulate Monovalent HIV-1 MN Branched Peptide Given Orally, in HIV-1 Uninfected Volunteers.
To evaluate safety and immunogenicity of 2 different HIV-1 peptide candidate vaccines, the UBI HIV-1 MN PND peptide immunogen and the UBI microparticulate monovalent HIV-1 MN branched pept...
The aim of this study is to induce a peptide-specific immune response in chronic lymphatic leukaemia (CLL) patients by multi-peptide vaccination with a patient-individualized peptide cockt...
Patients with metastatic melanoma who are HLA-A201+ will be immunized with a modified peptide from the gp100 molecule that contains a signal sequence designed to improve peptide presentati...
We synthesized and investigated the effects of a novel peptide B, RRFSLLRY as a novel PAR-2 antagonist. Peptide B decreased calcium levels in HaCat cells stimulated with trypsin and PAR-2 activator (S...
A cyclic decapeptide, CQTPYYMNTC (1), which mimics the dimerization arm of the EGF receptor (EGFR), was previously found to be captured into cells. We have sought to investigate the promising potentia...
We stapled an amphipathic peptide mainly consisting of leucine (L) and lysine (K) by an azobenzene (Ab) linker for photo-control of the secondary structure. The cis-trans isomerization of the Ab moiet...
Protein-peptide interactions are crucial in many cellular functions. Therefore, determining the structure of protein-peptide complexes is important for understanding the molecular mechanism of related...
A peptide-type covalent binder for a target protein was obtained by combinatorial screening of fluoroprobe-conjugated peptide libraries on bacteriophage T7. The solvatochromic fluoroprobe works as a b...
The production of PEPTIDES or PROTEINS by the constituents of a living organism. The biosynthesis of proteins on RIBOSOMES following an RNA template is termed translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC). There are other, non-ribosomal peptide biosynthesis (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NUCLEIC ACID-INDEPENDENT) mechanisms carried out by PEPTIDE SYNTHASES and PEPTIDYLTRANSFERASES. Further modifications of peptide chains yield functional peptide and protein molecules.
A 36-amino acid peptide produced by the L cells of the distal small intestine and colon. Peptide YY inhibits gastric and pancreatic secretion.
The middle segment of proinsulin that is between the N-terminal B-chain and the C-terminal A-chain. It is a pancreatic peptide of about 31 residues, depending on the species. Upon proteolytic cleavage of proinsulin, equimolar INSULIN and C-peptide are released. C-peptide immunoassay has been used to assess pancreatic beta cell function in diabetic patients with circulating insulin antibodies or exogenous insulin. Half-life of C-peptide is 30 min, almost 8 times that of insulin.
A 27-amino acid peptide with histidine at the N-terminal and isoleucine amide at the C-terminal. The exact amino acid composition of the peptide is species dependent. The peptide is secreted in the intestine, but is found in the nervous system, many organs, and in the majority of peripheral tissues. It has a wide range of biological actions, affecting the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and central nervous systems.
A pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide receptor subtype found in LYMPHOCYTES. It binds both PACAP and VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE and regulates immune responses.
Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative ...