Laurent Beziaud

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The role of CD4 help during CD8 response and memory differentiation has been clearly demonstrated in different experimental models. However, the exact mechanisms of CD4 help remain largely unknown and preclude replacement therapy to develop. Interestingly, studies have shown that administration of an agonist aCD40ab can substitute CD4 help in vitro and in(More)
Recent advances indicate that adaptive immune responses play a critical role in cancer immunosurveillance. Among various cell types involved in adaptive immunity, CD4 helper T-cell subpopulations are critical for antitumor immune response. In particular, tumor-reactive CD4 T helper 1 cells (T H 1) produce cytokines such as interferon γ (IFNγ), tumor(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate CD4(+) helper functions and antitumor effect of promiscuous universal cancer peptides (UCP) derived from telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN To evaluate the widespread immunogenicity of UCPs in humans, spontaneous T-cell responses against UCPs were measured in various types of cancers using T-cell proliferation(More)
Cancer-specific splice variants gain significant interest as they generate neo-antigens that could be targeted by immune cells. CD20, a membrane antigen broadly expressed in mature B cells and in B cell lymphomas, is subject to an alternative splicing named D393-CD20 leading to loss of membrane expression of the spliced isoform. D393-CD20 expression is(More)
The rapalogs everolimus and temsirolimus that inhibit mTOR signaling are used as antiproliferative drugs in several cancers. Here we investigated the influence of rapalogs-mediated immune modulation on their antitumor efficacy. Studies in metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients showed that everolimus promoted high expansion of FoxP3 (+)Helios(+)Ki67(+)(More)
Cumulative evidence supports that CD4(+) Th1 cells play a key role in antitumor immunity. We previously reported the presence of spontaneous HLA-DR-restricted CD4(+) Th1 responses against telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) in various cancers by using promiscuous HLA-DR epitopes. Here, we described novel highly immunogenic HLA-DP4-binding epitopes from(More)
Current cancer immunotherapies predominantly rely on CD8(+) T cells to fight against tumors. However accumulative evidence showed that proinflammatory CD4(+) helper T cells are critical determinants of effective antitumor immunity. The utilization of universal tumor-reactive helper peptides from telomerase represents a powerful approach to the fully use of(More)
Purpose: To evaluate CD4þ helper functions and antitumor effect of promiscuous universal cancer peptides (UCP) derived from telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT). Experimental Design: To evaluate the widespread immunogenicity of UCPs in humans, spontaneous T-cell responses against UCPs were measured in various types of cancers using T-cell proliferation(More)
Telomerase is a prototype-shared tumor Ag and represents an attractive target for anticancer immunotherapy. We have previously described promiscuous and immunogenic HLA-DR-restricted peptides derived from human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and referred as universal cancer peptide (UCP). In nonsmall cell lung cancer, the presence of spontaneous(More)
HLA-A*0201/DRB1*0101 transgenic mice (A2/DR1 mice) have been developed to study the immunogenicity of tumor antigen-derived T cell epitopes. To extend the use and application of this mouse model in the field of antitumor immunotherapy, we described a tumor cell line generated from a naturally occurring tumor in A2/DR1 mouse named SARC-L1. Histological and(More)
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