|Characteristics of ovarian cancer cells transduced by the bicistronic retroviral vector containing GM-CSF and HSV-TK genes|
|Guan, J; Ma, LJ; Wei, LH|
|关键词||ovarian cancer gene therapy herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor|
|刊名||CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Medicine, General & Internal|
|研究领域[WOS]||General & Internal Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||IN-VIVO ; TUMOR|
Objectives To explore whether HSV-TK(herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase) and GM-CSF (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor) genes could be linked by internal ribosome entry site (IRES) in one retroviral vector and expressed by ovarian cancer cells following transfection, and to observe the characteristics of the transduced cells.
Methods Retroviral vector pLGM-I-TK was constructed by linking the HSV-TK gene and GM-CSF gene with the IRES sequence. By using the "ping-pong" technique, pLGM-I-TK was transfected into the packaging cell line, PA317, to produce a PA317/TK-GM cell line. Using the resulting viral supernatant to infect the ovarian cancer cell line SKOV3, PCR and RT-PCR were used to explore the integration and transcription of HSV-TK and GM-CSF genes. The cytotoxicity of GCV (gancyclovir) on SKOV3/TK-GM was determined by M-TT assay and the bystander effect of the HSV-TK/GCV system was also assessed. ELISA was used to measure the expression of GM-CSF by the transgene cells.
Results The bicistronic retroviral vector constructed could be successfully transduced into PA317 and the titer of the retroviral vector was about 8.6 x 10(5) cfu/ml. PCR and RT-PCR demonstrated the successful integration and transcription of HSV-TK and GM-CSF genes transduced into the SKOV3 cell. SKOV3/TK-GM cells could be killed by GCV, and the IC50 was; 0.7 mug/ml. The bystander effect was demonstrated. The expression level of GM-CSF in SKOV3/TK-GM was 60.4 ng ml(-1) .10(6) cells(-1) . 2 days(-1).
Conclusion The IRES sequence can be used to construct retroviral vectors to facilitate co-transfection of two genes. SKOV3/TK-GM cells can simultaneously express the HSV-TK and GM-CSF genes with biological activities which could be useful for enhancing the function of immune cells on the basis of suicide gene therapy.
|作者单位||1.Peking Univ, Peoples Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China|
2.Norman Bethune Univ Med Sci, Hosp 1, Dept Hematol, Changchun 130021, Peoples R China
|Guan, J,Ma, LJ,Wei, LH. Characteristics of ovarian cancer cells transduced by the bicistronic retroviral vector containing GM-CSF and HSV-TK genes[J]. CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,2001,114(2):147-151.|
|APA||Guan, J,Ma, LJ,&Wei, LH.(2001).Characteristics of ovarian cancer cells transduced by the bicistronic retroviral vector containing GM-CSF and HSV-TK genes.CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,114(2),147-151.|
|MLA||Guan, J,et al."Characteristics of ovarian cancer cells transduced by the bicistronic retroviral vector containing GM-CSF and HSV-TK genes".CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL 114.2(2001):147-151.|