Chitosan-based nano-micelles for potential anti-tumor immunotherapy: Synergistic effect of cGAS-STING signaling pathway activation and tumor antigen absorption

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  • Publication: CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS
  • Author:Shufen Zhang, Yingping Zeng, Kai Wang, Guangtao Song, Yiru Yu, Tingting Meng, Hong Yuan, Fuqiang Hu
  • DOI citation-doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2023.121346
  • Date:2023-08-29

Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS)-stimulator of interferon gene (STING) signaling pathway is an essential DNA-sensing pathway to regulate the innate and adaptive immune response, which plays an important role in tumor immunotherapy. Although the STING agonists can be used, they are limited by their inability to target immune cells and systemic immunotoxicity, calling for novel strategies to accurately and effectively activate the cGAS-STING signaling pathway. Herein, mannose-modified stearic acid-grafted chitosan (M-CS-SA) micelles with the ability to activate the cGAS-STING signaling pathway and absorb tumor antigens were constructed. The chitosan-based nano-micelles showed valid dendritic cell (DCs) targeting and could escape from lysosomes leading to the activation of the cGAS-STING signaling pathway and the maturation of DCs. In addition, a combinatorial therapy was presented based on the programmed administration of oxaliplatin and M-CS-SA. M-CS-SA adsorbed tumor antigens released by chemotherapy to construct an autologous tumor vaccine and built a comprehensive antitumor immune response. In vivo , the combinatorial therapy achieved a tumor inhibition rate of 76.31 % at the oxaliplatin dose of 5 mg/kg and M-CS-SA dose of 15 mg/kg, and increased the CD3 + CD8 + T cell infiltration. This work demonstrated that M-CS-SA and its co-treatment with oxaliplatin showed great potential in tumor immunotherapy.

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