Intercellular transfer of shed tumor cell gangliosides.

Three distinct steps underlie immumosuppression by tumor gangliosides: (i) their shedding by the tumor cell, (ii) binding to target leukocytes in the tumor microenvironment, and (iii) action upon the target cell. While shedding is well documented, cell to cell transfer of shed gangliosides is not. To address this, we employed a dual chamber culture system… CONTINUE READING