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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi. 2003 Jul;25(4):320-4.

[Antitumor effect of gene gun-mediated DNA vaccine pWRG-neu immunization in C57BL/6 mice].

[Article in Chinese]

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National Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Cancer Institute (Hospital), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the inhibitory effect of DNA vaccine immunization on neu-overexpressed melanoma growth in prophylactic treatment and anti-lung-metastasis experiments in C57BL/6 mice.

METHODS:

pcDNA-neu transfected into B16F10 with transfection reagent Fugene 6, neu-overexpressed cell clone B16F10-neu was selected with limited dilution method. The growth curve was drawn to analyse its proliferating character in vitro. With Helios gene gun system, DNA vaccine pWRG-neu was immunized to 8-week-old C57BL/6 mice in the shaved abdominal skin for 3 times at two-weekly interval. After immunization, the life span was analyzed. Using MTT assay, the cytolysis activity of the DNA immunized mice spleen cells was compared.

RESULTS:

One clone of neu-overexpressed B16F10-neu was selected and its proliferating character was the same as B16F10 and B16F10-pcDNA. In prophylactic, treatment and anti-lung-metastasis experiments, gene gun-mediated pWRG-neu immunization could exhibit antitumor effects. The growth and metastasis of neu-overexpressed melanoma was reduced dramatically. The spleen cells of the immuned mice showed cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) activity.

CONCLUSION:

Gene gun-mediated gene transfer is effective and practicable. DNA vaccine pWRG-neu is potent in preventing subsequent tumor cells challenge, inhibiting the tumor growth and metastasis.

PMID:
12921556
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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