Missile therapy, which destroys cancer cells specifically, has been advocated as an effective modality for the treatment of carcinoma. We have developed an immunoconjugate consisting of the monoclonal antibody MSN-1 (IgM), which reacts strongly with endometrial adenocarcinomas, combined with a plant hemitoxin named gelonin via a disulfide bond using N-succinimidyl-3-(2-pyridyldithio)propionate and 2-iminothiolane, and examined its selective cytotoxicity in athymic mice. The reductions in resected weights of target tumor cells, at the local site of MSN-1-gelonin immunoconjugate treatment, were 96% with local administration and 75% with caudal vein administration, as compared with the untreated group. There was no weight loss in treated mice. Our results suggest that this MSN-1-gelonin immunoconjugate has potential clinical applications in the treatment of endometrial adenocarcinomas.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Cancer Research|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1998 5|
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