LEONID METELITSA

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1102 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pathology & Immunology
    DivisionImmunology


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    R01CA116548     (METELITSA, LEONID S)Jul 1, 2005 - Nov 30, 2015
    NIH/NCI
    THE INITIATION AND REGULATION OF INFLAMMATION IN NEUROBLASTOMA
    Role: Principal Investigator

    S10OD020066     (METELITSA, LEONID S)Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016
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    Integrated Instrument System for Single Cell Genomics
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    1. Heczey A, Courtney AN, Montalbano A, Robinson S, Liu K, Li M, Ghatwai N, Dakhova O, Liu B, Raveh-Sadka T, Chauvin-Fleurence CN, Xu X, Ngai H, Di Pierro EJ, Savoldo B, Dotti G, Metelitsa LS. Anti-GD2 CAR-NKT cells in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma: an interim analysis. Nat Med. 2020 Nov; 26(11):1686-1690. PMID: 33046868.
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    2. Batra SA, Rathi P, Guo L, Courtney AN, Fleurence J, Balzeau J, Shaik RS, Nguyen TP, Wu MF, Bulsara S, Mamonkin M, Metelitsa LS, Heczey A. Glypican-3-Specific CAR T Cells Coexpressing IL15 and IL21 Have Superior Expansion and Antitumor Activity against Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cancer Immunol Res. 2020 03; 8(3):309-320. PMID: 31953246.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. Landoni E, Smith CC, Fucá G, Chen Y, Sun C, Vincent BG, Metelitsa LS, Dotti G, Savoldo B. A High-Avidity T-cell Receptor Redirects Natural Killer T-cell Specificity and Outcompetes the Endogenous Invariant T-cell Receptor. Cancer Immunol Res. 2020 01; 8(1):57-69. PMID: 31719055.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    4. Xu X, Huang W, Heczey A, Liu D, Guo L, Wood M, Jin J, Courtney AN, Liu B, Di Pierro EJ, Hicks J, Barragan GA, Ngai H, Chen Y, Savoldo B, Dotti G, Metelitsa LS. NKT Cells Coexpressing a GD2-Specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor and IL15 Show Enhanced In Vivo Persistence and Antitumor Activity against Neuroblastoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 12 01; 25(23):7126-7138. PMID: 31484667.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Compton BJ, Farrand KJ, Tang CW, Osmond TL, Speir M, Authier-Hall A, Wang J, Ferguson PM, Chan STS, Anderson RJ, Cooney TR, Hayman CM, Williams GM, Brimble MA, Brooks CR, Yong LK, Metelitsa LS, Zajonc DM, Godfrey DI, Gasser O, Weinkove R, Painter GF, Hermans IF. Enhancing T cell responses and tumour immunity by vaccination with peptides conjugated to a weak NKT cell agonist. Org Biomol Chem. 2019 01 31; 17(5):1225-1237. PMID: 30656346.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Parihar R, Rivas C, Huynh M, Omer B, Lapteva N, Metelitsa LS, Gottschalk SM, Rooney CM. NK Cells Expressing a Chimeric Activating Receptor Eliminate MDSCs and Rescue Impaired CAR-T Cell Activity against Solid Tumors. Cancer Immunol Res. 2019 03; 7(3):363-375. PMID: 30651290.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Chen Y, Sun C, Landoni E, Metelitsa L, Dotti G, Savoldo B. Eradication of Neuroblastoma by T Cells Redirected with an Optimized GD2-Specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor and Interleukin-15. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 05 01; 25(9):2915-2924. PMID: 30617136.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Ngai H, Tian G, Courtney AN, Ravari SB, Guo L, Liu B, Jin J, Shen ET, Di Pierro EJ, Metelitsa LS. IL-21 Selectively Protects CD62L+ NKT Cells and Enhances Their Effector Functions for Adoptive Immunotherapy. J Immunol. 2018 10 01; 201(7):2141-2153. PMID: 30111631.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. Shum T, Omer B, Tashiro H, Kruse RL, Wagner DL, Parikh K, Yi Z, Sauer T, Liu D, Parihar R, Castillo P, Liu H, Brenner MK, Metelitsa LS, Gottschalk S, Rooney CM. Constitutive Signaling from an Engineered IL7 Receptor Promotes Durable Tumor Elimination by Tumor-Redirected T Cells. Cancer Discov. 2017 11; 7(11):1238-1247. PMID: 28830878.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    10. Li W, Guo L, Rathi P, Marinova E, Gao X, Wu MF, Liu H, Dotti G, Gottschalk S, Metelitsa LS, Heczey A. Redirecting T Cells to Glypican-3 with 4-1BB Zeta Chimeric Antigen Receptors Results in Th1 Polarization and Potent Antitumor Activity. Hum Gene Ther. 2017 05; 28(5):437-448. PMID: 27530312.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Xu Y, Chaudhury A, Zhang M, Savoldo B, Metelitsa LS, Rodgers J, Yustein JT, Neilson JR, Dotti G. Glycolysis determines dichotomous regulation of T cell subsets in hypoxia. J Clin Invest. 2016 07 01; 126(7):2678-88. PMID: 27294526.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Tian G, Courtney AN, Jena B, Heczey A, Liu D, Marinova E, Guo L, Xu X, Torikai H, Mo Q, Dotti G, Cooper LJ, Metelitsa LS. CD62L+ NKT cells have prolonged persistence and antitumor activity in vivo. J Clin Invest. 2016 06 01; 126(6):2341-55. PMID: 27183388.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    13. Agarwal S, Lakoma A, Chen Z, Hicks J, Metelitsa LS, Kim ES, Shohet JM. G-CSF Promotes Neuroblastoma Tumorigenicity and Metastasis via STAT3-Dependent Cancer Stem Cell Activation. Cancer Res. 2015 Jun 15; 75(12):2566-79. PMID: 25908586.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Xu X, Hegazy WA, Guo L, Gao X, Courtney AN, Kurbanov S, Liu D, Tian G, Manuel ER, Diamond DJ, Hensel M, Metelitsa LS. Effective cancer vaccine platform based on attenuated salmonella and a type III secretion system. Cancer Res. 2014 Nov 01; 74(21):6260-70. PMID: 25213323.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    15. Heczey A, Liu D, Tian G, Courtney AN, Wei J, Marinova E, Gao X, Guo L, Yvon E, Hicks J, Liu H, Dotti G, Metelitsa LS. Invariant NKT cells with chimeric antigen receptor provide a novel platform for safe and effective cancer immunotherapy. Blood. 2014 Oct 30; 124(18):2824-33. PMID: 25049283.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Liu D, Song L, Brawley VS, Robison N, Wei J, Gao X, Tian G, Margol A, Ahmed N, Asgharzadeh S, Metelitsa LS. Medulloblastoma expresses CD1d and can be targeted for immunotherapy with NKT cells. Clin Immunol. 2013 Oct; 149(1):55-64. PMID: 23891738.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Hsu DM, Agarwal S, Benham A, Coarfa C, Trahan DN, Chen Z, Stowers PN, Courtney AN, Lakoma A, Barbieri E, Metelitsa LS, Gunaratne P, Kim ES, Shohet JM. G-CSF receptor positive neuroblastoma subpopulations are enriched in chemotherapy-resistant or relapsed tumors and are highly tumorigenic. Cancer Res. 2013 Jul 01; 73(13):4134-46. PMID: 23687340.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    18. Asgharzadeh S, Salo JA, Ji L, Oberthuer A, Fischer M, Berthold F, Hadjidaniel M, Liu CW, Metelitsa LS, Pique-Regi R, Wakamatsu P, Villablanca JG, Kreissman SG, Matthay KK, Shimada H, London WB, Sposto R, Seeger RC. Clinical significance of tumor-associated inflammatory cells in metastatic neuroblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct 01; 30(28):3525-32. PMID: 22927533.
      Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Liu Z, Courtney AN, Metelitsa LS, Bittman R. C-Glycosphingolipids with an exo-methylene substituent: stereocontrolled synthesis and immunostimulation of mouse and human natural killer T lymphocytes. Chembiochem. 2012 Aug 13; 13(12):1733-7. PMID: 22782839.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Liu D, Song L, Wei J, Courtney AN, Gao X, Marinova E, Guo L, Heczey A, Asgharzadeh S, Kim E, Dotti G, Metelitsa LS. IL-15 protects NKT cells from inhibition by tumor-associated macrophages and enhances antimetastatic activity. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jun; 122(6):2221-33. PMID: 22565311.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsCTClinical Trials
    21. Hegazy WA, Xu X, Metelitsa L, Hensel M. Evaluation of Salmonella enterica type III secretion system effector proteins as carriers for heterologous vaccine antigens. Infect Immun. 2012 Mar; 80(3):1193-202. PMID: 22252866.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    22. Salsman VS, Chow KK, Shaffer DR, Kadikoy H, Li XN, Gerken C, Perlaky L, Metelitsa LS, Gao X, Bhattacharjee M, Hirschi K, Heslop HE, Gottschalk S, Ahmed N. Crosstalk between medulloblastoma cells and endothelium triggers a strong chemotactic signal recruiting T lymphocytes to the tumor microenvironment. PLoS One. 2011; 6(5):e20267. PMID: 21647415.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Manuel ER, Blache CA, Paquette R, Kaltcheva TI, Ishizaki H, Ellenhorn JD, Hensel M, Metelitsa L, Diamond DJ. Enhancement of cancer vaccine therapy by systemic delivery of a tumor-targeting Salmonella-based STAT3 shRNA suppresses the growth of established melanoma tumors. Cancer Res. 2011 Jun 15; 71(12):4183-91. PMID: 21527558.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Metelitsa LS. Anti-tumor potential of type-I NKT cells against CD1d-positive and CD1d-negative tumors in humans. Clin Immunol. 2011 Aug; 140(2):119-29. PMID: 21095162.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    25. Xiong G, Husseiny MI, Song L, Erdreich-Epstein A, Shackleford GM, Seeger RC, Jäckel D, Hensel M, Metelitsa LS. Novel cancer vaccine based on genes of Salmonella pathogenicity island 2. Int J Cancer. 2010 Jun 01; 126(11):2622-34. PMID: 19824039.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    26. Song L, Asgharzadeh S, Salo J, Engell K, Wu HW, Sposto R, Ara T, Silverman AM, DeClerck YA, Seeger RC, Metelitsa LS. Valpha24-invariant NKT cells mediate antitumor activity via killing of tumor-associated macrophages. J Clin Invest. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1524-36. PMID: 19411762.
      Citations: 109     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Ara T, Song L, Shimada H, Keshelava N, Russell HV, Metelitsa LS, Groshen SG, Seeger RC, DeClerck YA. Interleukin-6 in the bone marrow microenvironment promotes the growth and survival of neuroblastoma cells. Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 01; 69(1):329-37. PMID: 19118018.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    28. Song L, Ara T, Wu HW, Woo CW, Reynolds CP, Seeger RC, DeClerck YA, Thiele CJ, Sposto R, Metelitsa LS. Oncogene MYCN regulates localization of NKT cells to the site of disease in neuroblastoma. J Clin Invest. 2007 Sep; 117(9):2702-12. PMID: 17710228.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    29. Lu X, Song L, Metelitsa LS, Bittman R. Synthesis and evaluation of an alpha-C-galactosylceramide analogue that induces Th1-biased responses in human natural killer T cells. Chembiochem. 2006 Nov; 7(11):1750-6. PMID: 17009272.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Baev DV, Peng XH, Song L, Barnhart JR, Crooks GM, Weinberg KI, Metelitsa LS. Distinct homeostatic requirements of CD4+ and CD4- subsets of Valpha24-invariant natural killer T cells in humans. Blood. 2004 Dec 15; 104(13):4150-6. PMID: 15328159.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Metelitsa LS, Wu HW, Wang H, Yang Y, Warsi Z, Asgharzadeh S, Groshen S, Wilson SB, Seeger RC. Natural killer T cells infiltrate neuroblastomas expressing the chemokine CCL2. J Exp Med. 2004 May 03; 199(9):1213-21. PMID: 15123743.
      Citations: 74     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Metelitsa LS. Flow cytometry for natural killer T cells: multi-parameter methods for multifunctional cells. Clin Immunol. 2004 Mar; 110(3):267-76. PMID: 15047204.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    33. Metelitsa LS, Weinberg KI, Emanuel PD, Seeger RC. Expression of CD1d by myelomonocytic leukemias provides a target for cytotoxic NKT cells. Leukemia. 2003 Jun; 17(6):1068-77. PMID: 12764370.
      Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Loza MJ, Metelitsa LS, Perussia B. NKT and T cells: coordinate regulation of NK-like phenotype and cytokine production. Eur J Immunol. 2002 Dec; 32(12):3453-62. PMID: 12442327.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. Metelitsa LS, Gillies SD, Super M, Shimada H, Reynolds CP, Seeger RC. Antidisialoganglioside/granulocyte macrophage-colony-stimulating factor fusion protein facilitates neutrophil antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and depends on FcgammaRII (CD32) and Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18) for enhanced effector cell adhesion and azurophil granule exocytosis. Blood. 2002 Jun 01; 99(11):4166-73. PMID: 12010822.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Metelitsa LS, Naidenko OV, Kant A, Wu HW, Loza MJ, Perussia B, Kronenberg M, Seeger RC. Human NKT cells mediate antitumor cytotoxicity directly by recognizing target cell CD1d with bound ligand or indirectly by producing IL-2 to activate NK cells. J Immunol. 2001 Sep 15; 167(6):3114-22. PMID: 11544296.
      Citations: 107     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    37. Hoon DS, Kuo CT, Wen S, Wang H, Metelitsa L, Reynolds CP, Seeger RC. Ganglioside GM2/GD2 synthetase mRNA is a marker for detection of infrequent neuroblastoma cells in bone marrow. Am J Pathol. 2001 Aug; 159(2):493-500. PMID: 11485908.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    38. Erdreich-Epstein A, Shimada H, Groshen S, Liu M, Metelitsa LS, Kim KS, Stins MF, Seeger RC, Durden DL. Integrins alpha(v)beta3 and alpha(v)beta5 are expressed by endothelium of high-risk neuroblastoma and their inhibition is associated with increased endogenous ceramide. Cancer Res. 2000 Feb 01; 60(3):712-21. PMID: 10676658.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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