Journal article

HDAC Inhibitor Panobinostat Engages Host Innate Immune Defenses to Promote the Tumoricidal Effects of Trastuzumab in HER2( ) Tumors

Mikolaj Medon, Eva Vidacs, Stephin J Vervoort, Jason Li, Misty R Jenkins, Kelly M Ramsbottom, Joseph A Trapani, Mark J Smyth, Phillip K Darcy, Peter W Atadja, Michael A Henderson, Ricky W Johnstone, Nicole M Haynes

CANCER RESEARCH | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2017

Abstract

Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) may engage host immunity as one basis for their antitumor effects. Herein, we demonstrate an application of this concept using the HDACi panobinostat to augment the antitumor efficacy of trastuzumab (anti-HER2) therapy, through both tumor cell autonomous and nonautonomous mechanisms. In HER2+ tumors that are inherently sensitive to the cytostatic effects of trastuzumab, cotreatment with panobinostat abrogated AKT signaling and triggered tumor regression in mice that lacked innate and/or adaptive immune effector cells. However, the cooperative ability of panobinostat and trastuzumab to harness host anticancer immune defenses was essential for their curat..

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