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OTME-1 TAMEP are brain tumor parenchymal cells controlling neoplastic angiogenesis and progression

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Roland Kälin1, Linzhi Cai1, Yuping Li1, Louisa von Baumgarten1, Christian Schulz1, Ines Hellmann2, Rainer Glass1

1University Clinics Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. 2Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Aggressive brain tumors like glioblastoma depend on support by their local environment and subsets of tumor parenchymal cells may promote specific phases of disease progression. We investigated the glioblastoma microenvironment with transgenic lineage-tracing models, intravital imaging, single-cell transcriptomics, immunofluorescence analysis as well as histopathology and characterized a previously unacknowledged population of tumor-associated cells with a myeloid-like expression profile (TAMEP) that transiently appeared during glioblastoma growth. TAMEP of mice and humans were identified with specific markers. Notably, TAMEP did not derive from microglia or peripheral monocytes but were generated by a fraction of CNS-resident, SOX2-positive progenitors. Abrogation of this progenitor cell population, by conditional Sox2-knockout, drastically reduced glioblastoma vascularization and size. Hence, TAMEP emerge as a tumor parenchymal component with a strong impact on glioblastoma progression.

Duration: 04:38

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2021

Video tags: 2021 Basic Science Conference Pre-Records