In multiple forms of cancer, constitutive activation of type I IFN signaling is a critical consequence of immune surveillance against cancer; however, PBMCs isolated from cancer patients exhibit depressed STAT1 phosphorylation in response to IFN-α, suggesting IFN signaling dysfunction. Here, we demonstrated in a coculture system that melanoma cells differentially impairs the IFN-α response in PBMCs and that the inhibitory potential of a particular melanoma cell correlates with
Qiuzhen Liu, Sara Tomei, Maria Libera Ascierto, Valeria De Giorgi, Davide Bedognetti, Cuilian Dai, Lorenzo Uccellini, Tara Spivey, Zoltan Pos, Jaime Thomas, Jennifer Reinboth, Daniela Murtas, Qianbing Zhang, Lotfi Chouchane, Geoffrey R. Weiss, Craig L. Slingluff Jr., Peter P. Lee, Steven A. Rosenberg, Harvey Alter, Kaitai Yao, Ena Wang, Francesco M. Marincola
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