Tumor growth and metastasis are angiogenesis-dependent. The possibility of inhibiting tumor growth by interfering with the formation of new vessels has recently raised considerable interest. We previously reported that it is possible to inhibit primary tumor growth and metastasis in a transgenic model of spontaneous breast tumor, which shows many similarities to its human counterpart (including ability to metastasize) by intratumoral administration of a DNA construct carrying the murine angiostatin cDNA driven by liposomes. Here we report that it is also possible to achieve this goal by a systemic (intraperitoneal) delivery of therapeutic DNA constructs carrying genes coding for mouse and human anti-angiogenic factors which include angiostatin, endostatin and TIMP-2. These findings may be relevant to the design of therapeutic interventions in humans.
|Titolo:||Systemic gene therapy with anti-angiogenic factors inhibits spontaneous breast tumor growth and metastasis in MMTVneu transgenic mice|
SCANZIANI, EUGENIO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Animals; Lung Neoplasms; Humans; Mice; Mammary Neoplasms, Experimental; Neovascularization, Pathologic; Gene Therapy; Mice, Transgenic; Adenocarcinoma; Liposomes; Angiogenesis Inhibitors; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1038/sj.gt.3301358|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|