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Functional Plasticity of Human IL-17-producing CD8+ T Cells

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2017 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 25, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Human Tc17 cells (IL-17-producing CD8+ T cells) have been found to contribute to different kinds of human inflammatory and malignant diseases. Previous studies indicate that Tc17 cells can convert to Tc1 cells (IFN-γ-producing CD8+ T cells) in tumor bearing mice to exert anti-tumor effect. Base on these results in murine models, human Tc17 may have potential in developing cancer immunotherapy. However, there is limited evidence to reveal the characteristics and functional plasticity of human Tc17 cells. In this proposal, we aim to optimize the differentiation of Tc17 cells and then investigate whether the reprograming of Tc17 to Tc1 cells can promote the anti-tumor cytotoxicity. Preliminarily, we isolated CD8+ T cells from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of healthy donors to induce Tc17 differentiation. Human CD8+ T cells were stimulated with anti-CD3/anti-CD28 antibodies, TGF-β, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-23, IL-2, anti-IFN-γ, and anti-IL-4 antibodies. After 10 days in culture, there were 4% of IL-17A+IFN-γ- and 7% of IL-17A+IFN-γ+ CD8+ T cells. However, IFN-γ+ CD8+ T cells still represented high percentage, although it's significantly lower than that in Tc1 cells. Our preliminary study demonstrated that Tc17 cells expressed lower levels of cytotoxic molecules than Tc1 cells. We will further test if the expressions of cytotoxic molecules, including perforin and granzyme B, and EOMES will be enhanced by various cytokines. Ultimately, we will evaluate the functional plasticity of Tc17 cells under various cytokine stimulation. Collectively, success of this project will establish more insight for human Tc17 cells and provide the information for future developing human CD8+ T cell-mediate immunotherapy.

Condition or disease
IL-17+ CD8 T Cells in Cancer Patients

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Day
Official Title: Functional Plasticity of Human IL-17-producing CD8+ T Cells
Estimated Study Start Date : October 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 4, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 4, 2018

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional plasticity of IL-17+ CD8 T cells [ Time Frame: culture cells for 16 days ]
    To skew human IL-17+ CD8 T cells and add specific cytokines to convert IL-17 CD8 T cells to IFN-gamma CD8 T cells

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
10 healthy donors and 20 cancer patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • cancer patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy

Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT03291639     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMUH106-REC3-107
First Posted: September 25, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No