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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 33, Number 2
BKCSDE 33(2)
February 20, 2012 

 
Title
Enhanced Tumor-targeted Gene Delivery by Immunolipoplexes Conjugated with the Humanized Anti-TAG-72 Fab' Fragments
Author
Keun-Sik Kim, Yong Serk Park, Hyo-Jeong Hong, Kwang Pyo Kim,¶ Kwang Hyun Lee, Dong-Eun Kim,¶*,
Keywords
Immunolipoplexes, Humanized monoclonal antibody, Tumor-associated glycoprotein-72, Targeted gene delivery
Abstract
Cationic immunoliposomes were prepared by conjugation of Fab' fragments of the recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody (HuCC49) against tumor-associated glycoprotein (TAG)-72 to sterically unilamella liposomes. The cationic immunoliposomes are composed of cationic lipid (O,O'-dimyristyl-N-lysyl aspartate, DMKD), cholesterol, and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[maleimide(polyethyleneglycol) 2000] (DPPE-PEG-maleimide) with a molar ratio of 0.5:0.47:0.03. Plasmid DNA was effectively condensed by addition of transferrin (Tf) during the formation of anti-TAG-72 PEG-immunolipoplexes (PILPs). These anti-TAG-72 PILPs were able to adhere to the surface of TAG-72-overexepressing LS174T human colon cancer cells more effectively than conventional liposomes, thereby facilitating gene delivery in vitro. Furthermore, intravenous administration of the anti-TAG-72 PILPs into the tumor-carrying mice exhibited efficient localization of the reporter gene in the tumor tissues.
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651 - 656
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