Flipping the script on macrophages in leiomyosarcoma.
Department of Pathology; Stanford University School of Medicine; Stanford, CA USA ; Department of Genetics; Stanford University School of Medicine; Stanford, CA USA.
Macrophages promote the growth of leiomyosarcoma (LMS), a malignant soft-tissue tumor. CD47 on tumor cells binds to the macrophagic receptor signal regulatory protein α (SIRPα) and prevents phagocytosis. We showed that anti-CD47 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) allow macrophages to engulf LMS cells and prevent tumor growth and metastases. Therefore, anti-CD47 mAbs represent a promising targeted immunotherapy for LMS.
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