In T-cell therapy, immune cells are engineered to better recognise and fight cancer cells.
Van den Brink said researchers still need to determine what exactly the T-cell receptors are detecting on the MR1 and whether that's specific to cancer cells.
"We hope this new (T-cell receptor) may provide us with a different route to target and destroy a wide range of cancers in all individuals", he said in a statement.
The T-cells scan the surfaces of others cells to search out out which ones are cancerous, nevertheless this course of is extremely individualized and therapies are puny to particular forms of cancer.
On Monday, the Cardiff University researchers published a new study in Nature Immunology detailing their discovery of the T-cells - a type of white blood cell - which are equipped with a new type of T-cell receptor (TCR) that finds and kills most human cancer types while ignoring healthy cells.
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The discovery has not yet been tested in patients, but study author Andrew Sewell called it "an exciting new frontier".
"For instance, we can now investigate whether modulating autophagy rates can be used to improve emerging immunotherapies for cancer and chronic viral infection (such as vehicle T cells), where T cells must persist and function in diverse tumour and tissue microenvironments". The plan is to extract normal T-cells from a person's blood, then genetically modify them to utilize this cancer-finding receptor.
Now, the researchers are saying there is a potential that the ubiquitous T-cell could be harnessed to develop a universal cancer treatment that works for all people, against all cancers. Using a molecular barcoding method known as PRISM, which was developed in the Golub lab, the researchers tagged each cell line with a DNA barcode, allowing them to pool several cell lines together in each dish and more quickly conduct a larger experiment. That's resulting from it depends on a cell-surface molecule known as human leukocyte antigen, which varies amongst sufferers. Early analysis indicates that it can target virtually any type of cancer, including lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, kidney, and cervical cancer, to name just a few. However, this newly discovered TCR identifies whether cells are healthy or cancerous through a single HLA-like molecule called "MR1".
The researchers tested all the compounds in the Drug Repurposing Hub on 578 human cancer cell lines from the Broad's Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE). Wholesome cells weren't killed all the intention thru lab checks.
For example, the team found that almost a dozen non-oncology drugs killed cancer cells that express a protein called PDE3A by stabilising the interaction between PDE3A and another protein called SLFN12 - a previously unknown mechanism for some of these drugs.