Accession Number : ADA512633


Title :   TPD52: A Novel Vaccine Target for Prostate Cancer


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 2008-31 Aug 2009


Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER LUBBOCK


Personal Author(s) : Bright, Robert K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512633.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : As outlined in our approved statement of work, the goals of this Award are to test the efficacy of TPD52-based vaccines in the TRAMP murine model of prostate cancer, and to characterize vaccine induced mechanisms of tumor immunity. Specifically, we have begun to evaluate the ability of TPD52-DNA-based vaccines given intramuscularly to induce immune responses capable of rejecting the formation of subcutaneous tumors following challenge with TRAMP-C1 or TRAMP-C2 tumor cells. Over the past 12-18 months we have made the following significant findings or accomplishments; First, DNA vaccines encoding the human orthologue of TPD25 (hD52) induced increased protection from tumor challenge compared to murine TPD52 (mD52) DNA vaccines suggesting the xenogeneic antigen may be more immunopotent. Second, TPD52-DNA vaccines administered intramuscularly appear to be less effective than TPD52- DNA vaccines admixed with soluble GMSCF protein administered subcutaneously. Our recent work in other murine tumor models suggests that protein-based TPD52 vaccines may be more effective than DNA-based TPD52 vaccines. To prepare to address this in the TRAMP prostate tumor model we established efficient, reliable methods for generating and purifying both murine and human TPD52 recombinant protein for future xenogeneic, prime-boost vaccine studies.


Descriptors :   *INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS , *PROSTATE CANCER , REJECTION , VACCINES , PROSTATE GLAND , RELIABILITY , MODELS , ANTIGENS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE