Tumors induce immune tolerance through activation of β-catenin/TCF4 signaling in dendritic cells: A novel therapeutic target for cancer immunotherapy

Amol Suryawanshi, Santhakumar Manicassamy

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Tumors promote immune suppression and dendritic cells (DCs) play a key role in this. However, signaling networks that program DCs to induce immune suppression are unknown. In our recent study, we showed that tumors activate β-catenin/TCF4 in DCs programming them to a regulatory state, which promotes T regulatory responses while suppresses effector T cell responses. Thus, targeting DCs-β-catenin pathway represents a promising target for anticancer immunotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015



  • Wnt
  • cancer immunotherapy
  • dendritic cells
  • immune suppression
  • regulatory T cells
  • retionic acid
  • β-catenin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Oncology

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