Tumor-infiltrating cells in control, un-disturbed tumors were ran

Tumor-infiltrating cells in control, un-disturbed tumors were randomly located and no specific distribution pattern can be identified. In irradiated tumors, except the aggregation of CD68 positive macrophages at chronic hypoxia region, we further found that CD11b and Gr-1 positive cells were concentrated in central necrotic region and F4/80 positive macrophages were distributed along the junction of necrotic and chronic hypoxic region. Flow cytometry assay

demonstrated that total CD11b cells were not altered, but there are more CD11b and Gr-1 positive cells in the necrotic region of irradiated tumor than control tumor, no matter the size of tumor or necrotic area. The re-distribution pattern of different subsets of CD11b positive cells into different microenvironments in irradiated tumors suggest DNA Damage inhibitor irradiated tumors form sub-component

which has factor(s) to attract specific subset of CD11b positive cells. The illustration of the role and function of these cells in particular regions may provide a new strategy to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy. (This work is supported by grants of NHRI-EX98-9827BI and NTHU-98N2425E1 to Chi-Shiun Chiang) Poster No. 212 Single-Chain Akt tumor Antibodies against GW2580 ic50 the HGF/SF Receptor Danielle DiCara 1,3 , Zhe Sun2, John McCafferty2, Ermanno Gherardi1 1 Growth Factors Group, MRC Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2 Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 3 Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Dysregulation of the Met receptor tyrosine kinase and of its cognate

ligand Hepatocyte Growth Factor / Scatter Factor (HGF/SF) occurs frequently in cancer, and Met overexpression indicates poor prognosis in several cancers such as breast and head and neck. HGF/SF Miconazole binding triggers signalling that promotes cancer cell migration, proliferation and invasion. We have generated Met-binding single-chain fragment variable (scFv) antibodies by phage display, using the ‘McCafferty’ library, which has a diversity of 1010 clones. After two rounds of biopanning, 76/182 clones bound Met in ELISA, of which 72 were found to be unique. Preliminary data indicates isolation of several clones capable of inhibiting HGF/SF-induced scatter of the pancreatic cancer line BxPC-3. Affinity maturation and selection strategies directed towards antibodies that bind the same epitopes as HGF/SF may yield clones with higher activity. Met-blocking scFv may be useful for cancer therapy. This work is funded by Cancer Research UK / Cancer Research Technology. Poster No.

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