Tumor-intrinsic determinants of immunogenic cell death modalities Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The immune system can recognize tumor cells to mount antigen-specific T cell response. Central to the establishment of T cell-mediated adaptive immunity are the inflammatory events that facilitate antigen presentation by stimulating the expression of MHC and costimulatory molecules and the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Such inflammatory events can be triggered upon cytotoxic treatments that induce immunogenic cancer cell death modalities. However, cancers have acquired a plethora of mechanisms to subvert, or to hide from, host-encoded immunosurveillance. Here, we discuss how tumor intrinsic oncogenic factors subvert desirable intratumoral inflammation by suppressing immunogenic cell death.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021