Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) comprise immature myeloid populations produced in diverse pathologies, including neoplasia. Because MDSCs can impair antitumor immunity, these cells have emerged as a significant barrier to cancer therapy. Although much research has focused on how MDSCs promote tumor progression, it remains unclear how MDSCs develop and why the MDSC response is heavily granulocytic. Given that MDSCs are a manifestation of aberrant myelopoiesis, we hypothesized that MDSCs arise from perturbations in the regulation of interferon regulatory factor–8 (IRF-8), an integral transcriptional component of myeloid differentiation and lineage commitment. Overall, we demonstrated that (a)
Jeremy D. Waight, Colleen Netherby, Mary L. Hensen, Austin Miller, Qiang Hu, Song Liu, Paul N. Bogner, Matthew R. Farren, Kelvin P. Lee, Kebin Liu, Scott I. Abrams
Relationship between MDSC frequency and IRF-8 expression.