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Clin Exp Metastasis. 2000;18(4):281-9.

The development of novel mouse monoclonal antibodies against the CC531 rat colon adenocarcinoma.

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Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.


In this paper we describe 4 new monoclonal antibodies to be applied in rat models for cancer. The monoclonal antibodies were obtained by immunizing Balb/c mice with CC531 rat colon adenocarcinoma cells. Hybridomas were produced and 4 were selected for their reactivity with CC531 in vitro (MG1, 2, 3 and 4). All 4 antibodies recognized other rat tumour cell lines and showed limited cross-reactivity with normal rat tissues. Intraperitoneally injected MG1, 2 and 4 homed to in vivo growing, artificially induced CC531 liver metastases. In these in vivo experiments, limited cross-reactivity with normal rat tissues, predominantly of the gastro-intestinal tract, was found. MG4 was found to enhance lysis of CC531 tumour cells mediated by IL-2 activated, cultured natural killer cells. These antibodies are potentially useful for antibody-based laboratory techniques and for investigation of antibody-based immunotherapy of cancer in a rat model.

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