DeVorkin et al. show that loss of autophagy enhances CD8 + T-cell-mediated rejection of tumors. Mechanistically, suppression of autophagy shifts T cells to a glycolytic phenotype and causes a reduction in S-adenosylmethionine. As a consequence, autophagy-deficient T cells transcriptionally reprogram immune response genes to an effector memory state.
- CD8 T cells
- anti-tumor immunity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)