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Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

2017-07-12 09:53:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The suppression of the immune system creates a permissive environment for development and progression of cancer. One population of immunosuppressive cells that have become the focus of intense study is myeloid derived suppressor cells , immature myeloid cells able to induce immune-escape, angiogenesis, and tumor progression. Two different subpopulations have been identified and studied: granulocytic and monocytic myeloid derived suppressor cells with a different immunophenotype and immunosuppressive properties

Description

Myeloid-derived suppressor cells utilize different mechanisms to block both innate and adaptive arms of anti-tumour immunity, mostly through inhibition of T cell activation and expansion . Human monocytic myeloid derived suppressor cells are mostly identified as CD14+ cells with negative or low expression of HLADR. And also express high levels of CD11b and CD33 antigen . Human granulocytic myeloid derived suppressor cells are usually defined as CD66b+ CD11b+ CD15+ HLADR- cells and display an intermediate expression of CD33 and a variable expression of CD11b, depending on their maturation stage .

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a hematological cancer, characterized by a reciprocal chromosomal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22 [t(9;22)], producing the Bcr-Abl oncogene. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors represent the standard of care for CML patients and exert a dual mode of action: direct oncokinase inhibition and restoration of effector-mediated immune surveillance, which is rendered dysfunctional in CML patients at diagnosis, prior to TKI therapy. TKIs such as imatinib, and more potent second-generation nilotinib and dasatinib induce a high rate of deep molecular response (DMR, BCR-ABL1 ≤ 0.01%) in CML patients. As a result, the more recent goal of therapy in CML treatment is to induce a durable deep molecular response as a prelude to successful treatment-free remission .

Accumulation of both Gr-MDSCs and Mo-MDSCs cells has been found in the peripheral blood of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. They are part of the tumor clone showing BCR/ABL expression.

BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are able to induce remission in CML patients but not to eliminate leukemia stem cells , which can regenerate leukemia on drug discontinuation .

Unfortunately, molecular relapse is observed after cessation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in 61-66% of CML patients, previously in complete molecular response (presumably due to the reactivation of dormant CML LSCs that are resistant to TKI-induced leukemic cell ablation. Thus, current research efforts aim to develop additional therapies to target these TKI-refractory CML LSCs .

With the aim of increasing cure rates and make it possible for patients to discontinue treatment, TKI therapies are currently evaluated in combination with immune modulators .

Study Design

Conditions

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients

Intervention

Measurement level of myeloid derived suppressor cells in CML patients treated with imatinibe 400 mg/day, Measurement level of myeloid derived suppressor cells in CML patients treated with nilotinib 600 mg/day

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Assiut University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-07-12T09:53:21-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A heterogeneous, immature population of myeloid cells that can suppress the activity of T-CELLS and NATURAL KILLER CELLS in the INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE and ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSE. They play important roles in ONCOGENESIS; INFLAMMATION; and INFECTION.

Stem cells derived from HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS. Derived from these myeloid progenitor cells are the MEGAKARYOCYTES; ERYTHROID CELLS; MYELOID CELLS; and some DENDRITIC CELLS.

A hematopoietic growth factor which promotes proliferation and maturation of neutrophil granulocytes. Clinically it is effective in decreasing the incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive therapy or in reducing the duration of neutropenia and neutropenia-related clinical sequelae in patients with non-myeloid malignancies undergoing myeloblastive chemotherapy followed by BMT. It has also been used in AIDS patients with CMV retinitis being treated with GANCICLOVIR. (Gelman CR, Rumack BH & Hess AJ (eds): DRUGDEX(R) System. MICROMEDEX, Inc., Englewood, Colorado (Edition expires 11/30/95))

Clonal expansion of myeloid blasts in bone marrow, blood, and other tissue. Myeloid leukemias develop from changes in cells that normally produce NEUTROPHILS; BASOPHILS; EOSINOPHILS; and MONOCYTES.

An extramedullary tumor of immature MYELOID CELLS or MYELOBLASTS. Granulocytic sarcoma usually occurs with or follows the onset of ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA.

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