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See detailCombined Suicide and Cytokine Gene Therapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Lechanteur, Chantal ULg; Delvenne, Philippe ULg; Princen, Frédéric et al

in Gut (2000), 47(3), 343-8

BACKGROUND: Gene therapy is a novel approach for the treatment of cancers, and tumours disseminated in the peritoneal cavity are suitable for in situ delivery of a therapeutic gene. AIMS: The efficacy of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Gene therapy is a novel approach for the treatment of cancers, and tumours disseminated in the peritoneal cavity are suitable for in situ delivery of a therapeutic gene. AIMS: The efficacy of a therapy combining a suicide gene (herpes simplex virus type I thymidine kinase (HSV-TK)) and cytokine genes was investigated in a model of peritoneal carcinomatosis induced by colon carcinoma cells in syngeneic rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pre-established macroscopic tumours in BDIX rats were treated by intraperitoneal injections of retrovirus producing cells (FLYA13 TK, FLYA13 granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), FLYA13 interleukin 12 (IL-12)) and ganciclovir (GCV). RESULTS: TK/GCV treated animals showed a slight increase in survival time (72 days) compared with the control group (63 days) while the association of cytokine and TK/GCV gene therapy resulted in significantly improved survival, with a large proportion of animals remaining tumour free on day 480 (60% and 40% for TK/GCV/GM-CSF and TK/GCV/IL-12 treated animals, respectively). Histological analysis of treated animals showed that the remaining tumour nodes were infiltrated by mononuclear cells but no major differences were observed between the various treatments. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that lymphoid CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells as well as macrophages accumulated outside untreated tumour nodes while CD8(+) and CD25(+) activated T cells and macrophages heavily infiltrated the tumours after the different treatments. CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that combined suicide and cytokine gene therapy is a powerful approach for the treatment of macroscopic peritoneal carcinomatosis. [less ▲]

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See detailCytosine Deaminase Suicide Gene Therapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Bentires-Alj, M.; Hellin, A. C.; Lechanteur, Chantal ULg et al

in Cancer Gene Therapy (2000), 7(1), 20-6

Gene therapy is a novel therapeutic approach that might soon improve the prognosis of some cancers. We investigated the feasibility of cytosine deaminase (CD) suicide gene therapy in a model of peritoneal ... [more ▼]

Gene therapy is a novel therapeutic approach that might soon improve the prognosis of some cancers. We investigated the feasibility of cytosine deaminase (CD) suicide gene therapy in a model of peritoneal carcinomatosis. DHD/K12 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells transfected in vitro with the CD gene were highly sensitive to 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC), and a bystander effect could also be observed. Treating CD+ cells with 5-FC resulted in apoptosis as detected by terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick-end labeling. In vitro, several human cell lines derived from ovarian or colorectal carcinomas, as well as the rat glioblastoma 9 L cell line, responded to CD/5-FC and showed a very strong bystander effect. 5-FC treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis generated in syngeneic BDIX rats by CD-expressing DHD/K12 cells led to a complete and prolonged response and to prolonged survival. Our study thus demonstrated the efficacy of CD suicide gene therapy for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis. [less ▲]

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See detailRepeated Cycles of Retrovirus-Mediated Hsvtk Gene Transfer Plus Ganciclovir Increase Survival of Rats with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Princen, Frédéric; Lechanteur, Chantal ULg; Lopez Y Cadenas, Miguel ULg et al

in Gene Therapy (1998), 5(8), 1054-60

Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a common clinical situation that requires novel therapeutic approaches. We investigated the efficiency of an HSVtk gene therapy for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis ... [more ▼]

Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a common clinical situation that requires novel therapeutic approaches. We investigated the efficiency of an HSVtk gene therapy for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis induced in syngeneic rats by DHD/K12 colon carcinoma cells. In this setting, the efficiency of two different retrovirus producing cell lines (GP+AmEnv12 and FLYA13) was compared. Rats treated with a single injection of retrovirus producing cells followed by a 5-day course of ganciclovir treatment showed an increased survival as compared with control animals. Animals treated with three injections of producing cells, each followed by a 4-5-day course of ganciclovir treatment, showed an increased survival as compared with control rats and with those treated with a single cycle of retrovirus producing cells plus ganciclovir. However, only a few animals remained tumor-free after day 180. There was no difference between the two producing cell lines in any of the experiments. RT-PCR demonstrated a faint expression of the tk transgene in the liver, spleen, epiploon, bowels and the lung of the animals injected with the HSVtk producing cells, reflecting most likely the transduction of only a limited number of cells. [less ▲]

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See detailEx-vivo cytokine production by whole blood cells from cancer patients
De Groote, Donat; Vrindts-Gevaert, Yvonne; Lopez Y Cadenas, Miguel ULg et al

in Cancer Detection & Prevention (1996), 20

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See detailDirect stimulation of cytokines (IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-2, IFN-gamma and GM-CSF) in whole blood. I. Comparison with isolated PBMC stimulation.
De Groote, D.; Zangerlé, Pierre-François ULg; Gevaert, Y. et al

in Cytokine (1992), 4(3), 239-48

Production of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and granulocyte-macrophage colony ... [more ▼]

Production of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) after stimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) was studied in 1/10 diluted whole blood (WB) culture and in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture. Cytokines IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 are preferentially stimulated by LPS whereas IL-2, IFN-gamma and GM-CSF are stimulated by PHA. Combination of 5 micrograms/ml PHA and 25 micrograms/ml LPS gave the most reliable production of the six cytokines studied. IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 represent a homogeneous group of early-produced cytokines positively correlated among themselves and with the number of monocytes in the culture (LeuM3). Furthermore, IL-1 beta was negatively correlated with the number of T8 lymphocytes. IL-2, IFN-gamma and GM-CSF represent a group of late-produced cytokines. Kinetics and production levels of IL-6 and GM-CSF are similar in WB and PBMC cultures. In contrast, production levels of TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma are higher in WB than in PBMC whereas production levels of IL-6 and IL-2 are lower in WB than in PBMC. Individual variation in responses to PHA + LPS was always higher in PBMC cultures than in WB cultures. The capacity of cytokine production in relation to the number of mononuclear cells is higher in WB, or in PBMC having the same mononuclear cell concentration as WB, than in conventional cultures of concentrated PBMC (10(6)/ml). Because it mimics the natural environment, diluted WB culture may be the most appropriate milieu in which to study cytokine production in vitro. [less ▲]

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