Rxivist combines preprints from bioRxiv with data from Twitter to help you find the papers being discussed in your field. Currently indexing 70,441 bioRxiv papers from 307,584 authors.
Molecular and cellular phenotypic differences distinguish murine syngeneic models from human tumors
Jeremy S Myers,
Andrea T Hooper,
Jadwiga R. Bienkowska,
Paul A. Rejto
Posted 05 Jul 2019
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/694232
Posted 05 Jul 2019
The clinical success of immune checkpoint inhibitors that target cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) demonstrates that reactivation of the human immune system delivers durable responses for some patients and represents an exciting approach for cancer treatment. The combination of multiple immunotherapies as well as the combination of immunotherapy with targeted therapy is being pursued vigorously to increase the rate and extend the duration of response. Preclinical in vivo models for immuno-oncology (IO) typically require immunocompetent mice bearing murine syngeneic tumors. To facilitate translation of preclinical studies into human, we characterized the genomic, transcriptomic, and protein expression of a panel of mouse tumor cell lines grown in vitro culture as well as in vivo tumor samples. Our studies identified many genetic and cellular phenotypic differences that distinguish murine syngeneic models from human cancers. For example, only a small fraction of the somatic single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in mouse cell lines directly match SNVs from human actionable cancer genes. At the cellular level, some epithelial tumor models have a more mesenchymal phenotype with relatively low T-lymphocyte infiltration compared to the corresponding human cancers. Furthermore, in contrast to what has been reported for human tumors, we did not observe a correlation between neoantigen load and cytolytic activity in syngeneic models. Finally, the relative immunogenicity of syngeneic tumors does not typically resemble that of human tumors of the same tissue origin. CT26, a colon tumor model, had the highest immunogenicity and was the most responsive model to CTLA4 inhibitor treatment, by contrast to the relatively low immunogenicity and response rate to checkpoint inhibitor therapies in human colon cancers. These differences highlight limitations of syngeneic models for evaluating novel immune therapies and rationalize some of the challenges associated with translating preclinical findings to clinical studies.
- Downloaded 941 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 9,128 out of 70,446
- In cancer biology: 263 out of 2,397
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 1,012 out of 70,446
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 834 out of 70,446
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!