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Dr. Li, Chia-Wei

Assistant Research Fellow
  • 02-2789-9055 (Lab) (Room No: N147)
  • 02-2652-3912 (Office)
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  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Antibody discovery
  • Cancer metastasis

Education and Positions:
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University

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Post-translational Modification of PD-1: Potential Pathways for Cancer Immunotherapy

Dr. Li, Chia-Wei
Cancer Research, Jan 17, 2024

Activation of effector T cells leads to upregulation of PD-1, which can inhibit T cell activity following engagement with its ligand PD-L1. Post-translational modifications (PTMs), including glycosylation, phosphorylation, ubiquitination, and palmitoylation, play a significant role in regulating PD-1 protein stability, localization, and inter-protein interactions. Targeting PTM of PD-1 in T cells has emerged as a potential strategy to overcome PD-1-mediated immunosuppression in cancer and enhance antitumor immunity. The regulatory signaling pathways that induce PTM of PD-1 can be suppressed with small-molecule inhibitors, and monoclonal antibodies can directly target PD-1 PTMs. Preliminary outcomes from exploratory studies suggest that focusing on the PTM of PD-1 has strong therapeutic potential and can enhance the response to anti-PD-1.