Recombinant human ribonuclease 1 (RNasel) was chemically linked to recombinant human epidermal growth factor (EGF). The cytotoxicity of this conjugate was assayed using MTT assay. The EGF-RNase conjugate showed dose-dependent cytotoxicity against breast and squamous cell carcinomas overexpressing the EGF receptor (EGFR). The cytotoxicity of the conjugate correlated positively with the level of EGFR expression by each cell line. These results suggest that the EGF-RNase conjugate is a more effective anticancer agent with less immunogenicity and toxicity than conventional chimeric breast cancer toxins.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Pharmacology (medical)