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Antigen dominance hierarchies shape TCF1+ progenitor CD8 T cell phenotypes in tumors
Cell  (IF41.582),  Pub Date : 2021-09-16, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.08.020
Megan L. Burger, Amanda M. Cruz, Grace E. Crossland, Giorgio Gaglia, Cecily C. Ritch, Sarah E. Blatt, Arjun Bhutkar, David Canner, Tamina Kienka, Sara Z. Tavana, Alexia L. Barandiaran, Andrea Garmilla, Jason M. Schenkel, Michelle Hillman, Izumi de los Rios Kobara, Amy Li, Alex M. Jaeger, William L. Hwang, Tyler Jacks

CD8 T cell responses against different tumor neoantigens occur simultaneously, yet little is known about the interplay between responses and its impact on T cell function and tumor control. In mouse lung adenocarcinoma, we found that immunodominance is established in tumors, wherein CD8 T cell expansion is predominantly driven by the antigen that most stably binds MHC. T cells responding to subdominant antigens were enriched for a TCF1+ progenitor phenotype correlated with response to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy. However, the subdominant T cell response did not preferentially benefit from ICB due to a dysfunctional subset of TCF1+ cells marked by CCR6 and Tc17 differentiation. Analysis of human samples and sequencing datasets revealed that CCR6+ TCF1+ cells exist across human cancers and are not correlated with ICB response. Vaccination eliminated CCR6+ TCF1+ cells and dramatically improved the subdominant response, highlighting a strategy to optimally engage concurrent neoantigen responses against tumors.