RRC ID 43451
Author Nishida H, Tsuchiya H, Tomita K.
Title Re-implantation of tumour tissue treated by cryotreatment with liquid nitrogen induces anti-tumour activity against murine osteosarcoma.
Journal J Bone Joint Surg Br
Abstract We evaluated the possible induction of a systemic immune response to increase anti-tumour activity by the re-implantation of destructive tumour tissue treated by liquid nitrogen in a murine osteosarcoma (LM8) model. The tumours were randomised to treatment by excision alone or by cryotreatment after excision. Tissue from the tumour was frozen in liquid nitrogen, thawed in distilled water and then re-implanted in the same animal. In addition, some mice received an immunological response modifier of OK-432 after treatment. We measured the levels of interferon-gamma and interleukin-12 cytokines and the cytotoxicity activity of splenocytes against murine LM8 osteosarcoma cells. The number of lung and the size of abdominal metastases were also measured. Re-implantation of tumour tissue after cryotreatment activated immune responses and inhibited metastatic tumour growth. OK-432 synergistically enhanced the anti-tumour effect. Our results suggest that the treatment of malignant bone tumours by reconstruction using autografts containing tumours which have been treated by liquid nitrogen may be of clinical value.
Volume 90(9)
Pages 1249-55
Published 2008-9
DOI 10.1302/0301-620X.90B9.20671
PII 90-B/9/1249
PMID 18757969
MeSH Abdominal Neoplasms / secondary Animals Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use Bone Neoplasms / immunology* Bone Neoplasms / pathology Bone and Bones* / immunology Bone and Bones* / surgery Cryopreservation* Female Interferon-gamma / metabolism Interleukin-12 / metabolism Lung Neoplasms / secondary Mice Mice, Inbred C3H Nitrogen / therapeutic use* Osteosarcoma / immunology* Osteosarcoma / secondary Picibanil / therapeutic use Random Allocation Replantation*
Times Cited 27
Human and Animal Cells