Murielle Gantzer

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Despite recent technical improvements, the construction of recombinant adenovirus vectors remains a time-consuming procedure which requires extensive manipulations of the viral genome in both Escherichia coli and eukaryotic cells. This report describes a novel system based on the cloning and manipulation of the full-length adenovirus genome as a stable(More)
We report here the successful vectorization of a hamster monoclonal IgG (namely J43) recognizing the murine Programmed cell death-1 (mPD-1) in Western Reserve (WR) oncolytic vaccinia virus. Three forms of mPD-1 binders have been inserted into the virus: whole antibody (mAb), Fragment antigen-binding (Fab) or single-chain variable fragment (scFv). MAb, Fab(More)
To redress the immune imbalances created by pathologies such as cancer, it would be beneficial to create novel cytokine molecules, which combine desired cytokine activities with reduced toxicities. Due to their divergent but complementary activities, it is of interest to combine interleukin-2 (IL-2) and IL-18 into one recombinant molecule for immunotherapy.(More)
First-generation adenovirus vectors, deleted in the E1 and E3 regions of the genome, induce a strong inflammatory response that affects persistence of vector DNA in transduced organs and causes toxicity in the host. Wild-type adenovirus encodes a number of proteins that are nonessential for viral propagation in vitro but that dampen the inflammatory and(More)
Effector T-cell access to tumor tissue is a limiting step for clinical efficacy of antigen-specific T cell-based immunotherapies. Ectopic mouse tumor models, in which a subcutaneously (s.c.) implanted tumor is treated with s.c. or intramuscular therapeutic immunization, may not be optimal for targeting effector T cells to an organ-borne tumor. We used an(More)
Athough the clinical efficacy of oncolytic viruses has been demonstrated for local treatment, the ability to induce immune-mediated regression of distant metastases is still poorly documented. We report here that the engineered oncolytic vaccinia virus VVWR-TK-RR--Fcu1 can induce immunogenic cell death and generate a systemic immune response. Effects on(More)
TG4010, a Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) expressing human mucin1 (MUC1) has demonstrated clinical benefit for patients suffering from advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with chemotherapy. To support its development, preclinical experiments were performed with either TG4010 or β-galactosidase-encoding MVA vector (MVA-βgal) in(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving TG4010, a therapeutic viral vaccine encoding human Mucin 1 and interleukin-2 in addition to standard chemotherapy, displayed longer overall survival in comparison to that of patients treated with standard chemotherapy alone. Our study intended to establish the association between overall(More)
Laetitia Fend, Tanja Gatard-Scheikl, Jacqueline Kintz, Murielle Gantzer, Emmanuelle Schaedler, Karola Rittner, Sandrine Cochin, Sylvie Fournel and Xavier Préville Authors’ Affiliations : Transgene S.A., 400 boulevard Gonthier d'Andernach, Parc d'innovation, CS80166, 67405 Illkirch-Graffenstaden Cedex, France. Laboratoire de Conception et Application de(More)
Background There are many critical steps for the clinical efficacy of antigen-specific T cell-based immunotherapies among which traffic to and access to tumor beds of effector T cells, are the most limiting [1]. Preclinical research most often uses ectopic mouse tumor models for the readout fastness and easiness provided by such models. However, those(More)
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