Immune effector monocyte–neutrophil cooperation induced by the primary tumor prevents metastatic progression of breast cancer

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Abstract

Metastatic behavior varies significantly among breast cancers. Mechanisms explaining why the majority of breast cancer patients never develop metastatic outgrowth are largely lacking but could underlie the development of novel immunotherapeutic target molecules. Here we show interplay between nonmetastatic primary breast cancer and innate immune response, acting together to control metastatic progression. The primary tumor systemically recruits IFNγ-producing immune effector monocytes to the lung. IFNγ up-regulates Tmem173/ STING in neutrophils and enhances their killing capacity. The immune effector monocytes and tumoricidal neutrophils target disseminated tumor cells in the lungs, preventing metastatic outgrowth. Importantly, our findings could underlie the development of immunotherapeutic target molecules that augment the function of immune effector monocytes and neutrophils.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Skåne University Hospital
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Cancer och onkologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)21704-21714
Antal sidor11
TidskriftProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volym116
Utgåva nummer43
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa