Antitumor effects of an adenovirus expressing antisense insulin-like growth factor I receptor on human lung cancer cell lines.

Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are often essential for the maintenance of the malignant phenotype, and in lung cancer the IGF-I receptor (IGF-Ir) is often expressed at high levels. Stable transfection of antisense plasmids expressing the first 300 bp of the IGF-Ir reduces the tumorigenicity of a variety of tumor cell lines and has been reported to… (More)