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CAR-CD123 vector and uses thereof

​ Terapia genicaCAR-CD123CD123+tumorsinducible suicide genePersonalized therapy


The present invention relates to a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) comprising: an extracellular domain and transmembrane domain of human CD19, an antigen binding domain, a spacer domain, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic domain, preferably wherein the CAR is a CD123 specific CAR (CD123 CAR) and the antigen binding domain comprises VL and/or VH from a monoclonal anti-CD123 antibody.

Technical features

The present invention relates to a vector comprising the nucleotide sequence which encodes the sequence ΔCD19-2A-CAR-CD123-ΔCD34.CD8.41BB.CD3ζ, wherein said vector is a DNA vector, an RNA vector, a plasmid, a lentiviral vector, an adenoviral vector, a retroviral or a non-viral vector. The present invention relates to a cell, such as a T cell, such as an alpha / beta and gamma / delta T cell, NK cells, NK-T cells, comprising the aforementioned vector or plasmid. Inventors have designed a bicistronic vector, allowing the simultaneous expression of three transgenes, namely ΔCD19, ΔCD34 and CARCD123. The ΔCD19 gene can be used as a transduction marker and inducible suicide gene because it can target FDA / EMA approved anti-CD19 antibodies. The use of the invention in the treatment of CD123 + tumors such as acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, ALL-B, etc.

Possible Applications

  • CAR cells (T alpha / beta and gamma / delta, NK cells, NK-T cells), including the vector or plasmid related to this invention, can be used effectively in the treatment of CD123+ tumors such as AML, B-lymphoid leukaemia, BPDCN, myelodysplastic syndrome,hairy cell leukaemia, ecc;
  • Personalized therapy.


  • Higher and more stable expression of CAR-CD123 of transduced cells expanded in IL7 / IL15;
  • The ΔCD19 gene can be used as a transduction marker and inducible suicide gene;
  • The CD34 and CD19 epitopes simply trace CAR-CD123 T and / or CAR-CD123 NK cells;
  • It has potent lytic activity on CD123 + tumors.