Effect of an EGF-cancer vaccine on wound healing and inflammation models

A. Casacó, Y. Díaz, N. Ledón, N. Merino, O. Vadés, G. Garcia, B. Garcia, G. González, R. Pérez

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Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor (EGF-R) are attractive targets for cancer immunotherapy. Tolerance has been broken with an EGF-vaccine and antibodies against EGF have been produced in animals and in cancer patients. EGF also plays an important role in the inflammation stage of wound healing. Because this therapeutic approach may be of importance after surgery procedures in cancer patients, we decided to investigate the possible role of the EGF-vaccine in the croton-oil-induced ear edema and in the wound healing experimental animal models. Mice were immunized with an EGF-vaccine by intramuscular injections and serum titers against EGF were measured through ELISA techniques. Control animals received saline. Immunized mice produced antibodies against EGF while no antibody titers could be measured in control animals. Croton oil applied to the inner ear surface of EGF-vaccine treated mice caused a 61.3% lower ear punch weight and a 60.2% lower myeloperoxidase activity than control mice. In the EGF-vaccine treated animals, planimetry measurements and histological analysis did not led to significant impairment in tissue repair. The EGF-vaccination in mice decreased the normal croton-oil-induced inflammation response, without apparent impairment in tissue healing.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)130-134
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónJournal of Surgical Research
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2004
Publicado de forma externa


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