Engineered probiotic boosts cancer therapy
Keywords:cancer, cancer immunotherapy, probiotic, bacteria, immunology
Nowadays, one of the main treatments for cancer is cancer immunotherapy. This therapy boosts a patient's immune system to fight cancer. A recent study attempts to help more patients benefit from this therapy, by engineering a probiotic to boost the effect of cancer immunotherapy.
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Zhu, J., Ke, Y., Liu, Q., Yang, J., Liu, F., Xu, R., Zhou, H., Chen, A., Xiao, J., Meng, F., Yu, L., Li, R., Wei, J., & Liu, B. (2022). Engineered Lactococcus lactis secreting Flt3L and OX40 ligand for in situ vaccination-based cancer immunotherapy. Nature Communications, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-35130-7
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