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Cancer Lett. 2008 Feb 18;260(1-2):137-45.

Effective induction of anti-tumor immune responses with oligomannose-coated liposome targeting to intraperitoneal phagocytic cells.

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  • 1Molecular Medicine Team of Research Center for Medical Glycoscience, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Centeral 2-12, Room 211, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Japan. yuzuru-ikehara@aist.go.jp


We recently established a novel drug delivery system (DDS) using oligomannose-coated liposomes (OMLs) which are probably taken up by macrophages (Mvarphi) to carry anti-cancer drugs to milky spots known as preferential metastatic sites of gastric cancers [Y. Ikehara, T. Niwa, L. Biao, S.K. Ikehara, N. Ohashi, T. Kobayashi, Y. Shimizu, N. Kojima, H. Nakanishi, A carbohydrate recognition-based drug delivery and controlled release system using intraperitoneal macrophages as a cellular vehicle, Cancer Res. 66 (2006) 8740-8748]. In the present study, we applied this intraperitoneal DDS for systemic cancer immunotherapy employing ovalbumin (OVA) as a model antigen. The cells taking up the OMLs containing FITC-OVA injected into the peritoneal cavity were predominantly Mvarphi, as they showed adhesive characteristics and expressed F4/80 and CD11b almost exclusively. The phagocytic cells also took up bare OVA directly to the same extent as OML-enclosed OVA (OML-OVA), as it is a highly mannosilated protein. The phagocytic cells taking up OML-OVA, however, could activate OVA-specific CD8+ (from OT-I: H-2Kb/OVA257-264-specific) and CD4+ (from OT-II: H-2Ab/OVA323-339-specific) T cells much more effectively in vitro than those taking up bare OVA. Furthermore, only the mice pre-immunized with OML-OVA rejected E.G7-OVA (OVA-transfected EL4) but not EL4. These results indicate that the OMLs can also be used as an effective antigen delivery system for cancer immunotherapy activating both CTL and Th subsets.

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