Darren Santiago

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Cancer-testis (CT) antigens are expressed in a variety of cancers, but not in normal adult tissues, except for germ cells of the testis, and hence appear to be ideal targets for immunotherapy. In an effort to examine the potential of NY-ESO-1 and LAGE-1 CT antigens for immunotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), we examined the expression of these(More)
MAGE-3 is the most commonly expressed cancer testis Ag and thus represents a prime target for cancer vaccines, despite infrequent natural occurrence of MAGE-3-specific immune responses in vivo. We report in this study the successful induction of Ab, CD8(+), and CD4(+) T cells in nonsmall cell lung cancer patients vaccinated with MAGE-3 recombinant protein.(More)
The serological analysis of antigens by recombinant expression cloning (SEREX) has identified a multitude of new tumor antigens in many different tumor entities. These antigens can be grouped into different classes according to their specificities, with cancer/testis antigens appearing to be the most attractive candidates for vaccine development. The(More)
Cancer-testis (CT) antigens are expressed in a variety of cancers, but not in normal adult tissues, except for germ cells of the testis, and hence appear to be ideal targets for immunotherapy. In an effort to examine the potential of NY-ESO-1 and LAGE-1 CT antigens for immunotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), we examined the expression of these(More)
The kinetic and spectral properties of native and totally cobalt-substituted liver alcohol dehydrogenase have been compared. Based on titrimetric determinations of enzyme active site concentration, the turnover number at pH 7.0 for cobalt enzyme was the same as for native enzyme. At pH 10, however, the turnover number was slower for cobalt-substituted(More)
SCP-1 is a novel tumor antigen that belongs to the growing family of cancer/testis (CT) antigens, and it is a potential target for immunotherapy. In an effort to determine the expression of SCP-1 in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), one-step RT-PCR was performed with RNA from epithelial ovarian tumor tissues and with two normal ovarian surface epithelial(More)