Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 11 pp 11061—11070
T cell stimulation and expansion by SunTag-based clustering of anti-CD3/CD28 scFv
- 1 State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
- 2 Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
- 3 Lung Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
- 4 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Received: February 12, 2020 Accepted: April 28, 2020 Published: June 10, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103318
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Therapeutic ex vivo T cell expansion is limited by low rates and poor functionality, especially for T cells from aged cancer patients. Here, we describe a novel method for T cell stimulation and expansion using a system named SunTag-based clustering of anti-CD3/CD28 scFv (SBCS). In this method, SunTag was used to recruit up to 13 copies of anti-CD3/CD28 scFv for T cell activation. Compared with the traditional method using immobilized CD3/CD28 antibodies, the SBCS system produced approximately 1.5-fold greater expansion of T cells from healthy donors, and more than 2-fold greater expansion of T cells from aged cancer patients after stimulation. The efficiency of expansion depended mainly on the concentration of the clustered polymers of anti-CD3 scFv rather than anti-CD28 scFv. We also demonstrated that the SBCS-expanded T cells could be used to prepare functional chimeric antigen receptor modified T cells for antitumor therapy.
SunTag: Repeating peptide array; scFv: Single-chain fragment variable; CAR: Chimeric antigen receptor; PEI: Polyethylenimine.