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|Induction of immunosuppressive molecules and regulatory T cells counteracts the antitumor effect of interleukin-12-based gene therapy in a transgenic mouse model of liver cancer|
|Authors: ||Zabala, M. (Maider)|
Lasarte, J.J. (Juan José)
Perret, C. (Christine)
Sola, J. (Josu)
Berraondo, P. (Pedro)
Alfaro, M. (Maite)
Larrea, E. (Esther)
Prieto, J. (Jesús)
Kramer, M.G. (María Gabriela)
|Keywords: ||Gene therapy|
Regulatory T cells
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher version: ||http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168827807005065|
|Citation: ||Zabala M, Lasarte JJ, Perret C, Sola J, Berraondo P, Alfaro M, et al. Induction of immunosuppressive molecules and regulatory T cells counteracts the antitumor effect of interleukin-12-based gene therapy in a transgenic mouse model of liver cancer. J Hepatol 2007 Dec;47(6):807-815.|
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often lacks curative treatment; therefore new efficient therapies are needed. In this work we aimed at evaluating the antitumor effect of interleukin-12 (IL-12)-based gene therapy on HCC occurring spontaneously in mice.
A plasmid-vector expressing IL-12 in a liver-specific and doxycycline (Dox)-inducible manner was transferred by hydrodynamic injection to the liver of L-PK/c-myc mice with HCC. IL-12 expression was induced by administering Dox (3 cycles of 1 month duration separated by 1 month rest).
Dox administration increased serum IL-12 and IFN-gamma and induced tumor lymphocytic infiltration in all treated mice which was accompanied by tumor stabilization or regression in 40% of animals. The antitumor effect did not correlate with levels of IL-12 or IFN-gamma nor with the intensity of tumor mononuclear infiltration. However, tumors from non-responder mice showed more abundance of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells and higher expression of the immunosuppressive molecules PD-1, PD-L1, VEGF, CTLA-4, IDO, and IL-10 than those that responded to therapy.
Although long-term induction of IL-12 expression in the liver can inhibit HCC growth, the efficacy of the treatment appears to be limited by the activation of immunosuppressive mechanisms.
|Permanent link: ||http://hdl.handle.net/10171/21720|
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