We have shown previously that T cells, tagged with biotinylated anti-CD3 antibody fragments, can exert avidin-dependent cytolytic activity on suitably biotinylated tumor cells in vitro. In this study, we demonstrate that avidin-driven CTL-tumor bridging in vivo leads to growth inhibition of murine tumors WEHI-164 fibrosarcoma and RMA lymphoma. The biodistribution of biotin-tagged 111In-labeled T cells demonstrated a selective avidin-dependent and time-dependent accumulation of radioactivity at tumor sites. The specificity of lymphocyte tumor localization was demonstrated by the concurrent time-dependent decrease of radioactivity in the blood and in all other organs. Furthermore, we documented a therapeutic effect of the adoptively transferred T cells, i.e., a significant delay of tumor growth at early stages. All of the experiments included a control group of mice, which received all of the reagents, except avidin. These avidin-minus mice showed no specific localization and no delay in tumor growth, indicating that avidin bridging was essential for T-cell activity at tumor sites.

Adoptive immunotherapy by avidin-driven cytotoxic T lymphocyte-tumor bridging

Paganelli, G.;
2000

Abstract

We have shown previously that T cells, tagged with biotinylated anti-CD3 antibody fragments, can exert avidin-dependent cytolytic activity on suitably biotinylated tumor cells in vitro. In this study, we demonstrate that avidin-driven CTL-tumor bridging in vivo leads to growth inhibition of murine tumors WEHI-164 fibrosarcoma and RMA lymphoma. The biodistribution of biotin-tagged 111In-labeled T cells demonstrated a selective avidin-dependent and time-dependent accumulation of radioactivity at tumor sites. The specificity of lymphocyte tumor localization was demonstrated by the concurrent time-dependent decrease of radioactivity in the blood and in all other organs. Furthermore, we documented a therapeutic effect of the adoptively transferred T cells, i.e., a significant delay of tumor growth at early stages. All of the experiments included a control group of mice, which received all of the reagents, except avidin. These avidin-minus mice showed no specific localization and no delay in tumor growth, indicating that avidin bridging was essential for T-cell activity at tumor sites.
Guttinger, M.; Guidi, F.; Chinol, M.; Reali, E.; Veglia, F.; Viale, G.; Paganelli, G.; Corti, A.; Siccardi, A. G.
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