Antitumor Activity of Fab' and IgG-anti-CD22 Immunotoxins in Disseminated Human B Lymphoma Grown in Mice with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease: Effect on Tumor Cells in Extranodal Sites

Maria Ana Ghetie, James Richardson, Thomas Tucker, Diane Jones, Jonathan W. Uhr, Ellen S. Vitetta

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

97 Scopus citations

Abstract

The antitumor effects of two anti-CD22 ricin A chain-containing immunotoxin (IT) constructs were compared in mice with severe com bined immunodeficiency disease with human Daudi cell tumors (SCIDDaudi mice). SCID-Daudi mice develop disseminated lymphoma that clinically resembles African Burkitt's lymphoma, i.e., extranodal disease including infiltration of the vertebral column and spinal canal. In the absence of treatment, the mean survival time of SCID-Daudi mice was 45.9 ±4.3 days. The mice were given injections of a dose of IT equal to 40% of the 50% lethal dose. The ITs consisted of either IgG or Fab' fragments of mouse anti-CD22 antibody coupled to deglycosylated ricin A chain (dgA). Both ITs were potent and specific and inhibited protein synthesis in Daudi cells in vitro by 50% at concentrations of 1.2 x III ' ' (IgG-dgA) and 1.3 x III” M (Fab'-dgA). When administered to mice beginning 1 day after inoculation with tumor cells, both ITs extended the mean survival time, to 87.2 ±18.9 days (IgG-dgA) or 57.9 ±3.8 days (Kab'-dgA). The latter represented the killing of 2 logs of Daudi cells, and the former 4 logs. IgG antibody alone killed 1 log of tumor cells. The IgG-dgA had an antitumor effect even when administered 20-23 days after tumor inoculation. Gross and histological examinations of ITtreatcd tumor-bearing mice showed a marked decrease in the number and size of neoplastic foci in both lymphoid organs and extranodal sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5876-5880
Number of pages5
JournalCancer research
Volume51
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Antitumor Activity of Fab' and IgG-anti-CD22 Immunotoxins in Disseminated Human B Lymphoma Grown in Mice with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease: Effect on Tumor Cells in Extranodal Sites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this