Nathalie Labarrière

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Adoptive therapy of cancer has been mostly tested in advanced cancer patients using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL). Following discouraging results likely due to poor tumor-specificity of TIL and/or high tumor burden, recent studies reiterate the enormous potential of this therapy, particularly in melanoma. We had performed a phase II/III randomised(More)
In this study, we report the adoptive transfer of highly tumor-reactive Melan-A-specific T cell clones to patients with metastatic melanoma, and the follow-up of these injected cells. These clones were generated from HLA-A*0201 patients by in vitro stimulations of total PBMC with the HLA-A*0201-binding Melan-A peptide analog ELAGIGILTV. Ten stage IV(More)
HLA multimers are now widely used to stain and sort CD8 T lymphocytes specific for epitopes from viral or tumoral antigens presented in an HLA class I context. However, the transfer of this technology to a clinical setting to obtain clinical grade CD8 T lymphocytes that may be used in adoptive cell transfer (ACT) is hindered by two main obstacles: the first(More)
Ags derived from commonly mutated oncogenic proteins seem ideally suited as targets for tumor immunotherapy. Nonetheless, only a few mutated epitopes efficiently presented by human tumors have thus far been identified. We describe here an approach to identify such epitopes. This approach involves: 1) identifying tumors expressing a ras mutation and(More)
PURPOSE A phase I/II trial was conducted to evaluate clinical and immunologic responses after intralymphatic and intranodal injections of mature dendritic cells. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fourteen patients with a metastatic melanoma received matured dendritic cells, loaded with Melan-A/MART-1 and/or NA17-A peptides and keyhole limpet hemocyanin. The cells were(More)
Transcription of the human growth hormone gene can start in vitro and in vivo 197 base pairs upstream from the cap site of growth hormone mRNA (Courtois, S. J., Lafontaine, D., and Rousseau, G. G. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267, 19736-19743). We have now characterized the mRNA that originates from this optional promoter and have found that it occurs in human(More)
Fifty-nine tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) cultures established from melanoma-invaded lymph nodes were screened for recognition of 28 melanoma-associated antigens (MAA) in association with31 HLA molecules. Twenty-three (39%) TIL lines reacted to at least one melanoma antigen. Melanosomal proteins were recognized by 19 TIL populations and the most(More)
DCs hold promise for cancer immunotherapy due to their functional ambivalence: iDCs internalize antigens, then mDCs trigger naive T-cell activation. However, no consensus has been reached concerning the optimal mode of antigen acquisition for efficient cross-priming of TAA-specific CTLs, and this remains a field of investigation. Here, we used highly(More)
Expression of carbohydrate ABH blood group antigens is oncodevelopmentally regulated and their presence on tumor cells constitutes a prognostic factor. However, it is not clear whether they directly affect tumor behavior. Using a rat model of colon carcinoma, we previously observed an association between the presence of H blood group antigens and(More)
A cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clone was derived from a tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) population infused to a melanoma patient who remained relapse free for 10 yr after this adoptive transfer. This clone recognized all melanoma cell lines tested and, to a lower extent, melanocytes, in the context of human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen A2(More)