Zoe Donnellan

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Natural T-cell responses generally lack the potency to eradicate cancer. Enhanced affinity T-cell receptors (TCRs) provide an ideal approach to target cancer cells, with emerging clinical data showing significant promise. Nevertheless, the risk of off target reactivity remains a key concern, as exemplified in a recent clinical report describing fatal(More)
Tumour-specific T cells have the potential to eradicate cancer. However anti-tumour immunity is limited by low TCR affinities, MHC downregulation by cancer cells and an immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment. As most tumour-associated antigens are auto-antigens, tumour specific T cells with high affinity TCRs are likely to be deleted in the thymus. To(More)
Background Malignant cells may be recognised by T cells binding cell surface Class I HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen)-peptide complexes presenting disease-associated epitopes. Many cancer patients have been shown to generate CD8 cytotoxic T cell responses to tumour-associated antigens. However, this is often insufficient for the immune system to clear tumours,(More)
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