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Mol Cancer. 2003 Apr 15;2:22.

SLC/CCL21-mediated anti-tumor responses require IFNgamma, MIG/CXCL9 and IP-10/CXCL10.

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Department of Medicine, UCLA Lung Cancer Research Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. sharmasp@ucla.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

SLC/CCL21, normally expressed in high endothelial venules and in T cell zones of spleen and lymph nodes, strongly attracts T cells and dendritic cells (DC). We have previously shown that SLC/CCL21-mediated anti-tumor responses are accompanied by significant induction of IFNgamma and the CXC chemokines, monokine induced by IFNgamma (MIG/CXCL9) and IFNgamma-inducible protein-10 (IP-10/CXCL10).

RESULTS:

We assessed the importance of IFNgamma, IP-10/CXCL10 and MIG/CXCL9 in SLC/CCL21 therapy. In vivo depletion of IP-10/CXCL10, MIG/CXCL9 or IFNgamma significantly reduced the anti-tumor efficacy of SLC/CCL21. Assessment of cytokine production at the tumor site showed an interdependence of IFNgamma, MIG/CXCL9 and IP-10/CXCL10; neutralization of any one of these cytokines caused a concomitant decrease in all three cytokines. Similarly, neutralization of any one of these cytokines led to a decrease in the frequency of CXCR3+ve T cells and CD11c+ve DC at the tumor site.

CONCLUSION:

These findings indicate that the full potency of SLC/CCL21-mediated anti-tumor responses require in part the induction of IFNgamma, MIG/CXCL9 and IP-10/CXCL10.

PMID:
12740040
PMCID:
PMC155639
DOI:
10.1186/1476-4598-2-22
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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