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These results suggest that vitamin E is able to promote higher CD4+ and CD8+ T cells both locally and systemically, which may lead to enhanced tumor protection. Numerous antioxidants have bee shown to have antitumor effects like vitamin E. For example, olive oil phenols have been shown to inhibit proliferation and promote apoptosis of leukemia, colorectal cancer and breast cancer cell lines. Furthermore, resveratrol, another dietary phenol, has been recognized as an antioxidant with anticancer properties, including inducing apoptosis of prostate, breast, colon, brain, endometrium, blood, rectum, pancreas, skin, lung, liver, ovary, and bladder cancer cell lines. Polysaccharides from the Astragalus membranaceus plant have been shown to have antitumor and antioxidant effects. The encouraging antitumor results from the combination of vitamin E treatment and adoptive immunotherapy consisting of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells suggest that vitamin E treatment may also be used in conjunction with active immunization with antigen-specific tumor vaccines to generate potent antitumor effects. Several therapeutic HPV DNA vaccines have been shown to be capable of generating potent HPV E7-specific CD8+ T cell responses against E7-expressing tumors. These therapeutic HPV DNA vaccines can potentially be used in conjunction with vitamin E treatment to further enhance therapeutic antitumor effects. The current study holds substantial promise for clinical translation although additional studies will need to be performed. It will be important to determine the extent of the effects of vitamin E on the tumor microenvironment. Vitamin E may change the chemokine or cytokine profile in the tumor microenvironment. For example, evidence shows that a high dose of dietary vitamin E supplementation in colorectal cancer patients elicits an increase in production of IL2 and IFN-c by Th1 helper T-cells. Such activities may influence the migration and trafficking of T cells to the tumor. In addition, future studies should also examine the direct effect of vitamin E treatment on proliferation and activation of tumor-specific T cells. Vitamin E may also be cyotoxic to T cells at a very high dose. It will be important to determine the optimal dose of vitamin E to elicit antitumor effects while remaining non-toxic. Conflicting results regarding the chemopreventive effects of vitamin E have been reported. Some reports suggest that, ‘‘vitamin E as ingested in diet or in supplements that are rich in c- or d-tocopherols is cancer preventive whereas supplementation with high doses of atocopherol is not’’. Thus, future studies will be needed to determine the optimal dose for use in combination with cancer immunotherapy. In the current study, we found that T cell transfer following vitamin E injections generated potent antitumor effects. It will be important to compare this regimen with one that calls for adoptive T cell transfer prior to vitamin E administration in order to determine optimal regimen for vitamin E treatment. In conclusion, the current study provides evidence suggesting that vitamin E enhances the antitumor effects of tumor-specific CD8+ T cells by alleviating the suppression of T cell activation by myeloid derived suppressor cells. These results also imply that vitamin E may be combined with other immunotherapeutic strategies employing tumor-specific CD8+ T cell-mediated immune responses. The ability of vitamin E to modify the tumor microenvironment may render it a reagent potentially ideal for use with a variety of cancer therapies. Atherosclerosis is characterized by the accumulation of lipids in the subendothelium of large and medium-sized arteries, which results in plaque formation and arterial narrowing, while deposition of excessive lipid-loaded macrophage foam cells in the arterial intima is a pathological hallmark of early fatty streak lesions. Several ATP-binding cassette transporters, including ABCG1, have been involved in macrophage sterol homeostasis, reverse cholesterol transport, and atherosclerosis. Kennedy et al. first described that Abcg12/2 mice accumulated excessive cholesterol in macrophages of multiple tissues, especially in the lung. Early studies indicated that overexpression of ABCG1 in primary cells or cell lines lead to increased cholesterol efflux to high density lipoprotein or low density lipoprotein. These results strongly suggested that ABCG1 might play a vital role in sterol efflux from cholesterol-loaded macrophages to HDL, which is the first critical step of RCT. Therefore, it was presumed that ABCG1 knockout in macrophages would result in increased foam cells and atherosclerosis. However, the results of ABCG1 knockout studies in animal models are not consistent. Cholesterol efflux from macrophages is one of the most critical steps in the process of reverse cholesterol transport and plays an important role in anti-atherosclerosis. ABCG1 is a member of the ABC superfamily of transmembrane transporters. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that ABCG1 mediates cellular cholesterol efflux by transporting cholesterol to mature HDL. Although some studies have demonstrated the antiatherosclerotic effect of ABCA1, the role of ABCG1 in atherosclerosis remains controversial, mostly because of inconsistent results from animal studies.