TCR--pMHC bond conformation controls TCR ligand discrimination
Sasmal DK, et al.
Cellular & Molecular Immunology (2019)
Dibyendu K Sasmal et al.
Cellular & molecular immunology, 17(3), 203-217 (2019-09-19)
A major unanswered question is how a TCR discriminates between foreign and self-peptides presented on the APC surface. Here, we used in situ fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) to measure the distances of single TCR-pMHC bonds and the conformations of...
Jiayi Pan et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 136, 18-28 (2019-01-12)
Multidrug resistance (MDR) significantly decreases the therapeutic efficiency of anti-cancer drugs. Its reversal could serve as a potential method to restore the chemotherapeutic efficiency. Downregulation of MDR-related proteins with a small interfering RNA (siRNA) is a promising way to reverse...
Xiaozheng Xu et al.
The Journal of cell biology, 219(6) (2020-05-22)
Blockade antibodies of the immunoinhibitory receptor PD-1 can stimulate the anti-tumor activity of T cells, but clinical benefit is limited to a fraction of patients. Evidence suggests that BTLA, a receptor structurally related to PD-1, may contribute to resistance to...