Rebecca C. Keim

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Barriers limiting the efficacy of adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) for breast cancer patients include immune suppression mediated by myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and a low frequency of tumor-reactive memory T cells (Tm). Recently, we developed an ex vivo protocol to reprogram tumor-reactive murine splenocytes; these cells were found to be(More)
Two major barriers to cancer immunotherapy include tumor-induced immune suppression mediated by myeloid-derived suppressor cells and poor immunogenicity of the tumor-expressing self-antigens. To overcome these barriers, we reprogrammed tumor-immune cell cross-talk by combined use of decitabine and adoptive immunotherapy, containing tumor-sensitized T cells(More)
Sperm associated antigen 6 (SPAG6), a component of the central apparatus of the "9 + 2" axoneme, plays a central role in ciliary and flagellar motility; but, its contribution to adaptive immunity and immune system development is completely unknown. While immune cells lack a cilium, the immunological synapse is a surrogate cilium as it utilizes the same(More)
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