Monocyte-derived DC maturation strategies and related pathways: A transcriptional view

Luciano Castiello, Marianna Sabatino, Ping Jin, Carol Clayberger, Francesco M. Marincola, Alan M. Krensky, David F. Stroncek

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Ex vivo production of highly stimulator mature dendritic cells (DCs) for cellular therapy has been used to treat different pathological conditions with the aim of inducing a specific immune response. In the last decade, several protocols have been developed to mature monocyte-derived DCs: each one has led to the generation of DCs showing different phenotypes and stimulatory abilities, but it is not yet known which one is the best for inducing effective immune responses. We grouped several different maturation protocols according to the downstream pathways they activated and reviewed the shared features at a transcriptomic level to reveal the potential of DCs matured by each protocol to develop Th-polarized immune responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
JournalCancer Immunology, Immunotherapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Dendritic cells
  • Gene profiling
  • Maturation
  • Th polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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