While CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) are excellent candidates for cancer immunotherapeutics, the numbers of usable CpG ODNs are limited in current clinical settings. To resolve this, we investigated whether novel CpG ODN (KSK-CpG) would be an effective immunotherapeutic in a murine tumor model by affecting in vivo and in vitro parameters, such as survival span, the number of tumor nodules, natural killer (NK) cell and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) activity and interleukin (IL)-6 or IL-12 cytokine release in splenocytes. We found that KSK-CpG was effective in the murine cancer model by way of prolonging survival span, reducing the number of tumor nodules, augmenting NK cell and CTL cytotoxicity, as well as evoking IL-6 and IL-12 cytokine release in splenocytes. Collectively, these data demonstrate that KSK-CpG is active against the highly malignant B16BL6 and EL4 tumor mouse model via innate immune augmentation. Crown
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from National Cancer Control R&D Program 2002 and a grant (A050485) of the Korea Health 21 R&D Project Ministry of Health & Welfare, and by a grant (06132KFDA395) from Korea Food & Drug Administration in 2006, Republic of Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy