Accession Number : AD1047443


Title :   Restoration of Immune Surveillance in Lung Cancer by Natural Killer Cells


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Tampa United States


Personal Author(s) : Djeu,Julie Y


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1047443.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : The goal of this application is to investigate how a microRNA, namely miR183, can disrupt the expression of a critical molecule, DAP12, that controls tumoricidal function in human Natural Killer (NK) Cells and to understand how nicotine, contained in tobacco smoke, utilizes this mechanism to abort immunity against lung cancer. In addition, we seek to explore the viability of targeting miR183 to restore NK cells as a new form of immunotherapy for early stage lung cancer. We have encountered problems with nicotine instability and work is still in progress to identify conditions to probe the effect of nicotine on NK cells. However, nicotine instability is not an issue in vivo and we have collected blood samples from tobacco smokers, e-cigarette users and past smokers to compare with never smokers for NK function. In terms of anti-miR183 therapeutics, we found that PLGA nanoparticles are readily taken up by NK cells but do not enter the lysosome, thus are not degraded within the NK cell. Nanoparticles will next be loaded with anti-sense miR183 to confirm that NK cell preloaded with anti-miR183 will resist TGFb suppression.


Descriptors :   Lung cancer , nicotine , Tobacco smoking , IMMUNOTHERAPY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE