Tumor-Derived Semaphorin 4A Improves PD-1–Blocking Antibody Efficacy by Enhancing CD8+ T Cell Cytotoxicity and Proliferation
Researchers demonstrated that histologically Sema4A-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) responded significantly better to anti–programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) antibody than Sema4A-negative NSCLC.
[Haematologica] 301 patients with a median age 60 years were enrolled. Of them, 287 and 274 patients collected ≥2 and ≥4×106 CD34+ cells/kg, respectively, with a median of 9.9×106 CD34+ cells/kg collected.
[EMBO Journal] The authors provide an in-depth review of the metabolic and epigenetic interplay regulating hematopoietic stem cell fate, and discuss the influence of metabolic stress stimuli, as well as alterations occurring during leukemic development.