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The Therapeutic Effects of R8-Liposome-BCG-CWS on BBN-Induced Rat Urinary Bladder Carcinoma.
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PMID:  21737624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The present gold standard for bladder cancer is Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy, but serious side-effects are common. We previously reported that C3H/HeN mice vaccinated with a mixture of MBT-2 cells and artificial BCG, octaarginine-modified liposomes incorporating the cell wall of BCG (R8-liposome-BCG-CW), significantly inhibited growth of R8-liposome-BCG-CW pretreated MBT-2 cells. Our aim was to determine if a non-live bacterial agent could be as efficacious as live BCG in a model of bladder cancer. We investigated the suppressive effect of liposome-incorporating cell wall skeleton (BCG-CWS) on N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN)-induced urinary bladder carcinogenesis in rats.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: F344 rats were fed with BBN and sodium ascorbate for 8 weeks, after which all rats were confirmed to have excreted atypical epithelial cells in the urine. Rats were administered BCG-CW(1.0 mg/rat) or R8-liposome-BCG-CWS (0.1 or 1.0 mg/rat) intravesically once/week for 8 weeks from week 28 to 35 of the experimental protocol.
RESULTS: Rats receiving R8-liposome-BCG-CWS intravesically showed significantly inhibited numbers of tumors, especially those of simple hyperplasia, in comparison with the control rats.
CONCLUSION: R8-liposome-BCG-CWS administration had inhibitory effects on rat bladder carcinogenesis. These results may indicate a novel adoptive immunotherapy against bladder cancers.
Jun Miyazaki; Hiroyuki Nishiyama; Ikuya Yano; Akihiro Nakaya; Hideyasu Kohama; Koji Kawai; Akira Joraku; Takashi Nakamura; Hideyoshi Harashima; Hideyuki Akaza
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1791-7530     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2065-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Department of Urology, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 3058575 Japan.
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