Rat soluble tumor-associated antigens inhibit chemically-induced mammary tumorigenesis in syngeneic rats.

George Kossoy, Herzl Ben-Hur, Asher Elhayany, David F. Schneider, Itshak Zusman

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Abstract

This study examined whether soluble 66 and 51 kDa tumor-associated antigens (sTAA), isolated from the serum of rats with mammary cancer, possess specific suppressive effects on chemically-induced mammary tumorigenesis in syngeneic counterparts. Dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA, 10 mg/rat, two administrations) was used to induce mammary tumors in 8-week-old Sprague Dawley rats. After the appearance of numerous tumors, preparations of sTAA (50 to 60 microg/rat in 0.5 ml sterile PBS) obtained from breast cancer patients (heterologous sTAA) or from syngeneic mammary tumor-bearing rats (syngeneic sTAA) were administered weekly for 12 weeks. The following groups of mammary tumor-bearing rats were studied: groups 1 and 3, control rats treated with saline; group 2, rats treated with heterologous sTAA; and group 4, rats treated with syngeneic sTAA. The experiment was terminated when tumors in 50% of the rats became ulcerous. The treatment with both types of sTAA significantly decreased, compared to controls and initial values, the yield and total area of the tumors. We conclude that syngeneic sTAA have tumor-suppressive properties, which are very similar to those in heterologous sTAA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalOncology Reports
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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