Immunotherapy of established tumors in mice by intratumoral injection of interleukin-2 plasmid DNA: induction of CD8+ T-cell immunity.

Intratumoral (i.t.) injection of a plasmid DNA vector encoding the murine interleukin-2 (IL-2) gene was used to treat established renal cell carcinoma (Renca) tumors in BALB/c mice. Tumor regression was observed in 60-90% of mice that were injected i.t. for 4 days with IL-2 plasmid DNA complexed with the cationic lipid DMRIE/DOPE ((+/-)-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-N… CONTINUE READING