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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 Aug 15;92(17):8078-82.

Induction of antigen-specific cytolytic T cells in situ in human melanoma by immunization with synthetic peptide-pulsed autologous antigen presenting cells.

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Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06030, USA.


Human melanoma cells can process the MAGE-1 gene product and present the processed nonapeptide EADPTGHSY on their major histocompatibility complex class I molecules, HLA-A1, as a determinant for cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTLs). Considering that autologous antigen presenting cells (APCs) pulsed with the synthetic nonapeptide might, therefore, be immunogenic, melanoma patients whose tumor cells express the MAGE-1 gene and who are HLA-A1+ were immunized with a vaccine made of cultured autologous APCs pulsed with the synthetic nonapeptide. Analyses of the nature of the in vivo host immune response to the vaccine revealed that the peptide-pulsed APCs are capable of inducing autologous melanoma-reactive and the nonapeptide-specific CTLs in situ at the immunization site and at distant metastatic disease sites.

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