Thesis / Dissertation

Understanding the role of adenosine receptor signalling in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy in solid cancer

Kevin Chen Ming Sek, Paul Beavis (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies have been highly effective and clinically approved for treating haematological malignancies, however trials in solid cancers have shown limited efficacy, likely due in part to the increased complexity of the immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment (TME) in solid cancers. CAR T cells are inhibited by immunosuppressive proteins, cytokines or physical barriers deployed by the tumour to evade and avoid destruction by anti-tumour immunity. One such process involves the accumulation of extracellular adenosine (eADO), in the TME which has potent immunosuppressive effects on T cells and other immune cells. eADO has four known G protein coupled recep..

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