The efficacy of adoptive cell therapy of cancer and leukemia is often limited by the failure of cultured T cells, particularly cloned CD8+ T cells, to persist in vivo, and insight into the basis for the poor survival of the transferred cells is lacking. We previously reported a novel culture method that induces AML dendritic cell differentiation and primes in situ AML-reactive T cells (AMLDC culture) (
Conclusions: Timely exposure of AMLDC culture to TLR-4 agonists, followed by T cell expansion, may promote the generation of AML-reactive T cells and differentiation toward the central memory phenotype. Theoretically, this should promote long-term maintenance and potential of regulation of both humoral and cellular immune responses against AML upon infusion of AML reactive autologous T cells derived from such cultures and may therefore enhance the therapeutic efficacy of these cells.
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