FDA Gives Speedy Review to Bayer’s Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy

Bayer subsidiary BlueRock Therapeutics has been granted a fast-track review by the FDA for DA01, its stem cell-based therapy for Parkinson’s disease which is currently in early-stage clinical testing.
[PharmaPhorum]
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Ottawa Researchers Receive $8 Million to Find Answers on COVID Vaccines, Cancer

Ottawa researchers have been awarded more than $8 million to lead four national studies in pursuit of answers about how well COVID-19 vaccines work in people with cancer and other health conditions.
[Ottawa Citizen]
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High-Throughput and Single-Cell T Cell Receptor Sequencing Technologies

The authors highlight advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies to identify TCR sequences and describe how they have been applied to discover fundamental insights into T cell-mediated immunity.
[Nature Methods]
Pai, J. A., & Satpathy, A. T. (2021). High-throughput and single-cell T cell receptor sequencing technologies. Nature Methods, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-021-01201-8 Cite
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Depletion of High-Content CD14+ Cells from Apheresis Products Is Critical for the Successful Transduction and Expansion of CAR T Cells during Large-Scale cGMP Manufacturing

Investigators found that high CD14+ cell content posed a challenge for manufacturing CAR T cells especially in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma due to the non-specific phagocytosis of the magnetic beads used to activate CD3+ T cells.
[Molecular Therapy-Methods & Clinical Development]
Wang, X., Borquez-Ojeda, O., Stefanski, J., Du, F., Qu, J., Chaudhari, J., Thummar, K., Zhu, M., Shen, L., Hall, M., Gautam, P., Wang, Y., Senechal, B., Sikder, D., Adusumilli, P. S., Brentjens, R. J., Curran, K., Geyer, M. B., Mailankhody, S., … Rivière, I. (2021). Depletion of High-Content CD14+ Cells from Apheresis Products is Critical for the Successful Transduction and Expansion of CAR T cells during Large-scale cGMP Manufacturing. Molecular Therapy - Methods & Clinical Development, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omtm.2021.06.014 Cite
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Characterization of Neoantigen-Specific T Cells in Cancer Resistant to Immune Checkpoint Therapies

Leveraging the use of mass cytometry combined with multiplex major histocompatibility complex class I tetramer staining, researchers screened and identified tumor neoantigen–specific CD8+ T cells in the Lewis Lung carcinoma tumor model.
[Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America]
Wang, X., Borquez-Ojeda, O., Stefanski, J., Du, F., Qu, J., Chaudhari, J., Thummar, K., Zhu, M., Shen, L., Hall, M., Gautam, P., Wang, Y., Senechal, B., Sikder, D., Adusumilli, P. S., Brentjens, R. J., Curran, K., Geyer, M. B., Mailankhody, S., … Rivière, I. (2021). Depletion of High-Content CD14+ Cells from Apheresis Products is Critical for the Successful Transduction and Expansion of CAR T cells during Large-scale cGMP Manufacturing. Molecular Therapy - Methods & Clinical Development, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omtm.2021.06.014 Cite
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Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: The Qatari Experience

Researchers described Qatari experience with onasemnogene abeparvovec by reviewing the clinical outcomes of nine spinal muscular atrophy children.
[Gene Therapy]
Ali, H. G., Ibrahim, K., Elsaid, M. F., Mohamed, R. B., Abeidah, M. I. A., Al Rawwas, A. O., Elshafey, K., Almulla, H., El-Akouri, K., Almulla, M., Othman, A., Musa, S., Al-Mesaifri, F., Ali, R., Shahbeck, N., Al-Mureikhi, M., Alsulaiman, R., Alkaabi, S., & Ben-Omran, T. (2021). Gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy: the Qatari experience. Gene Therapy, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41434-021-00273-7 Cite
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Pulmonary Transplantation of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT)-Transgenic Macrophages Provides a Source of Functional Human AAT In Vivo

The authors investigated the pulmonary transplantation of macrophages transgenic for alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) as a potential therapy for AAT deficiency-associated lung pathology.
[Gene Therapy]
Janosz, E., Hetzel, M., Spielmann, H., Tumpara, S., Rossdam, C., Schwabbauer, M., Kloos, D., von Kaisenberg, C., Schambach, A., Buettner, F. F. R., Janciauskiene, S., Lachmann, N., & Moritz, T. (2021). Pulmonary transplantation of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT)-transgenic macrophages provides a source of functional human AAT in vivo. Gene Therapy, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41434-021-00269-3 Cite
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Impact of Gut Fungal and Bacterial Communities on the Outcome of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Investigators evaluated the bacterial and fungal composition of the fecal microbiota at day 0 of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
[Mucosal Immunology]
Malard, F., Lavelle, A., Battipaglia, G., Gaugler, B., Dulery, R., Brissot, E., Mediavilla, C., Jegou, S., Rolhion, N., Ledraa, T., Mohty, R., Sokol, H., & Mohty, M. (2021). Impact of gut fungal and bacterial communities on the outcome of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Mucosal Immunology, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41385-021-00429-z Cite
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Engineered Mucoperiosteal Scaffold for Cleft Palate Regeneration towards the Non-immunogenic Transplantation

The authors set up a new natural scaffold deriving from a decellularized porcine mucoperiosteum, engineered by an innovative micro-perforation procedure based on Quantum Molecular Resonance and then subjected to in vitro recellularization with human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells.
[Scientific Reports]
Rizzo, M. I., Tomao, L., Tedesco, S., Cajozzo, M., Esposito, M., De Stefanis, C., Ferranti, A. M., Mezzogori, D., Palmieri, A., Pozzato, G., Algeri, M., Locatelli, F., Leone, L., & Zama, M. (2021). Engineered mucoperiosteal scaffold for cleft palate regeneration towards the non-immunogenic transplantation. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 14570. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93951-w Cite
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Dexamethasone Enhances the Lung Metastasis of Breast Cancer via a PI3K-SGK1-CTGF Pathway

Ligation of Dex and glucocorticoid receptor on tumor cells activated the PI3K signaling pathway and upregulated serum glucocorticoid-inducible kinase 1 expression, and then increased the expression of connective tissue growth factor through Nedd4l-Smad2.
[Oncogene]
Zhang, Y., Shi, G., Zhang, H., Xiong, Q., Cheng, F., Wang, H., Luo, J., Zhang, Y., Shi, P., Xu, J., Fu, J., Chen, N., Cheng, L., Li, Y., Dai, L., Yang, Y., Yu, D., Zhang, S., & Deng, H. (2021). Dexamethasone enhances the lung metastasis of breast cancer via a PI3K-SGK1-CTGF pathway. Oncogene, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41388-021-01944-w Cite
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Cell Therapy in Patients with COVID-19 Using Wharton’s Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Phase I Clinical Trial

Scientists assessed the safety and efficacy of injecting intravenous Wharton’s jelly-derived MSCs in patients with COVID-19 as a treatment. Five patients with severe COVID-19 were treated with Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells.
[Stem Cell Research & Therapy]
Saleh, M., Vaezi, A. A., Aliannejad, R., Sohrabpour, A. A., Kiaei, S. Z. F., Shadnoush, M., Siavashi, V., Aghaghazvini, L., Khoundabi, B., Abdoli, S., Chahardouli, B., Seyhoun, I., Alijani, N., & Verdi, J. (2021). Cell therapy in patients with COVID-19 using Wharton’s jelly mesenchymal stem cells: a phase 1 clinical trial. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 12(1), 410. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13287-021-02483-7 Cite
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