Background Adoptively transferred antigen-specific T cells have shown great efficacy in treatment of some virus-associated diseases and malignancies. A major driver of the development of adoptive T-cell therapy has been our ability to successfully characterize the functional status and antigen specificity of T cells. However, this has been limited by inefficient detection of antigen-specific T cells possibly due to their low frequency and low binding affinities to known MHC-peptide complexes.
Methods Here, we aim to combine two powerful technologies, advanced dCODE™ Dextramer® from Immudex and single-cell multiomics analysis using the BD Rhapsody™ Single-Cell Analysis system, to detect and characterize disease-specific CD8+ T cells within thousands of PBMCs.
Results Currently, we are able to identify over 350 mRNAs alongside a panel of over 20 BD® AbSeq cell surface protein markers which can be associated with T cell activation states. These data can be used to define T-cell phenotypes alongside antigen specificity of enriched CD8+ Dextramer(R)+ cells from a PBMC population.
Conclusions his study outlines our ability for high-resolution T-cell profiling that has broader implications and utility in immuno-oncology, infectious diseases and autoimmunity.
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