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T cells promote metastasis by regulating extracellular matrix remodeling following chemotherapy
Cancer Research  (IF12.701),  Pub Date : 2021-10-19, DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.can-21-1012
Jozafina Haj-Shomaly, Avital Vorontsova, Tamar Barenholz-Cohen, Oshrat Levi-Galibov, Mahesh Devarasetty, Michael Timaner, Ziv Raviv, Tim J Cooper, Shay Soker, Peleg Hasson, Daphne Weihs, Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Yuval Shaked

Metastasis is the main cause of cancer-related mortality. Despite intense efforts to understand the mechanisms underlying the metastatic process, treatment of metastatic cancer is still challenging. Here we describe a chemotherapy-induced, host-mediated mechanism that promotes remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM), ultimately facilitating cancer cell seeding and metastasis. Paclitaxel (PTX) chemotherapy enhanced rapid ECM remodeling and mechano-structural changes in the lungs of tumor-free mice, and the protein expression and activity of the ECM remodeling enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX) increased in response to PTX. A chimeric mouse mode harboring genetic LOX depletion revealed chemotherapy-induced ECM remodeling was mediated by CD8+ T cells expressing LOX. Consistently, adoptive transfer of CD8+ T cells, but not CD4+ T cells or B cells, from PTX-treated mice to naïve immuno-deprived mice induced pulmonary ECM remodeling. Lastly, in a clinically relevant metastatic breast carcinoma model, LOX inhibition counteracted the metastasis-promoting, ECM-related effects of PTX. This study highlights the role of immune cells in regulating ECM and metastasis following chemotherapy, suggesting that inhibiting chemotherapy-induced ECM remodeling represents a potential therapeutic strategy for metastatic cancer.