Fc-optimized anti-CD25 depletes tumor-infiltrating regulatory T cells and synergizes with PD-1 blockade to eradicate established tumors

Arce Vargas, F. et al. (2017) Fc-optimized anti-CD25 depletes tumor-infiltrating regulatory T cells and synergizes with PD-1 blockade to eradicate established tumors. Immunity, 46(4), pp. 577-586. (doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.03.013) (PMID:28410988) (PMCID:PMC5437702)

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CD25 is expressed at high levels on regulatory T (Treg) cells and was initially proposed as a target for cancer immunotherapy. However, anti-CD25 antibodies have displayed limited activity against established tumors. We demonstrated that CD25 expression is largely restricted to tumor-infiltrating Treg cells in mice and humans. While existing anti-CD25 antibodies were observed to deplete Treg cells in the periphery, upregulation of the inhibitory Fc gamma receptor (FcγR) IIb at the tumor site prevented intra-tumoral Treg cell depletion, which may underlie the lack of anti-tumor activity previously observed in pre-clinical models. Use of an anti-CD25 antibody with enhanced binding to activating FcγRs led to effective depletion of tumor-infiltrating Treg cells, increased effector to Treg cell ratios, and improved control of established tumors. Combination with anti-programmed cell death protein-1 antibodies promoted complete tumor rejection, demonstrating the relevance of CD25 as a therapeutic target and promising substrate for future combination approaches in immune-oncology.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Le Quesne, Professor John
Authors: Arce Vargas, F., Furness, A. J.S., Solomon, I., Joshi, K., Mekkaoui, L., Lesko, M. H., Miranda Rota, E., Dahan, R., Georgiou, A., Sledzinska, A., Ben Aissa, A., Franz, D., Werner Sunderland, M., Wong, Y. N. S., Henry, J. Y., O’Brien, T., Nicol, D., Challacombe, B., Beers, S. A., Turajlic, S., Gore, M., Larkin, J., Swanton, C., Chester, K. A., Pule, M., Ravetch, J. V., Marafioti, T., Peggs, K. S., Quezada, S. A., Spain, L., Wotherspoon, A., Francis, N., Smith, M., Strauss, D., Hayes, A., Soultati, A., Stares, M., Spain, L., Lynch, J., Fotiadis, N., Fernando, A., Hazell, S., Chandra, A., Pickering, L., Rudman, S., Chowdhury, S., Swanton, C., Jamal-Hanjani, M., Veeriah, S., Shafi, S., Czyzewska-Khan, J., Johnson, D., Laycock, J., Bosshard-Carter, L., Goh, G., Rosenthal, R., Gorman, P., Murugaesu, N., Hynds, R. E., Wilson, G., Birkbak, N. J., Watkins, T. B.K., McGranahan, N., Horswell, S., Mitter, R., Escudero, M., Stewart, A., Van Loo, P., Rowan, A., Xu, H., Turajlic, S., Hiley, C., Abbosh, C., Goldman, J., Stone, R. K., Denner, T., Matthews, N., Elgar, G., Ward, S., Biggs, J., Costa, M., Begum, S., Phillimore, B., Chambers, T., Nye, E., Graca, S., Al Bakir, M., Hartley, J. A., Lowe, H. L., Herrero, J., Lawrence, D., Hayward, M., Panagiotopoulos, N., Kolvekar, S., Falzon, M., Borg, E., Simeon, C., Hector, G., Smith, A., Aranda, M., Novelli, M., Oukrif, D., Janes, S. M., Thakrar, R., Forster, M., Ahmad, T., Lee, S. M., Papadatos-Pastos, D., Carnell, D., Mendes, R., George, J., Navani, N., Ahmed, A., Taylor, M., Choudhary, J., Summers, Y., Califano, R., Taylor, P., Shah, R., Krysiak, P., Rammohan, K., Fontaine, E., Booton, R., Evison, M., Crosbie, P., Moss, S., Idries, F., Joseph, L., Bishop, P., Chaturved, A., Quinn, A. M., Doran, H., Leek, A., Harrison, P., Moore, K., Waddington, R., Novasio, J., Blackhall, F., Rogan, J., Smith, E., Dive, C., Tugwood, J., Brady, G., Rothwell, D. G., Chemi, F., Pierce, J., Gulati, S., Naidu, B., Langman, G., Trotter, S., Bellamy, M., Bancroft, H., Kerr, A., Kadiri, S., Webb, J., Middleton, G., Djearaman, M., Fennell, D., Shaw, J. A., Le Quesne, J., Moore, D., Nakas, A., Rathinam, S., Monteiro, W., Marshall, H., Nelson, L., Bennett, J., Riley, J., Primrose, L., Martinson, L., Anand, G., Khan, S., Amadi, A., Nicolson, M., Kerr, K., Palmer, S., Remmen, H., Miller, J., Buchan, K., Chetty, M., Gomersall, L., Lester, J., Edwards, A., Morgan, F., Adams, H., Davies, H., Kornaszewska, M., Attanoos, R., Lock, S., Verjee, A., MacKenzie, M., Wilcox, M., Bell, H., Iles, N., Hackshaw, A., Ngai, Y., Smith, S., Gower, N., Ottensmeier, C., Chee, S., Johnson, B., Alzetani, A., Shaw, E., Lim, E., De Sousa, P., Barbosa, M. T., Bowman, A., Jorda, S., Rice, A., Raubenheimer, H., Proli, C., Cufari, M. E., Ronquillo, J. C., Kwayie, A., Bhayani, H., Hamilton, M., Bakar, Y., Mensah, N., Ambrose, L., Devaraj, A., Buderi, S., Finch, J., Azcarate, L., Chavan, H., Green, S., Mashinga, H., Nicholson, A. G., Lau, K., Sheaff, M., Schmid, P., Conibear, J., Ezhil, V., Ismail, B., Irvin-sellers, M., Prakash, V., Russell, P., Light, T., Horey, T., Danson, S., Bury, J., Edwards, J., Hill, J., Matthews, S., Kitsanta, Y., Suvarna, K., Fisher, P., Keerio, A. D., Shackcloth, M., Gosney, J., Postmus, P., Feeney, S., and Asante-Siaw, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Immunity
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1097-4180
Published Online:11 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Immunity 46(4): 577-586
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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