Inhibition of TGF-β signaling in combination with TLR7 ligation re-programs a tumoricidal phenotype in tumor-associated macrophages.

Inadequate immunity that occurs in a tumor environment is in part due to the presence of M2-type tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). TGF-β has a multi-functional role in tumor development including modulating the biological activity of both the tumor and TAMs. In this study, using an in vitro TAM/tumor cell co-culture system ligation of TLR7, which is… CONTINUE READING