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Local delivery of recombinant adenovirus expressing hepatitis B virus X protein and interleukin-12 results in antitumor effects via inhibition of hepatoma cell growth and intervention of tumor microenvironment

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a typical hypervascular tumor. Our previous studies have demonstrated that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) was able to inhibit the growth of HCC cells via inducing apoptosis and inhibiting tumor angiogenesis. Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a disulfide-linked heterodimeric cytokine with potent immunostimulatory activity and anti-angiogenic properties. In this study, to further investigate the regulatory effect of IL-12 on HBx-mediated intervention of hepatoma microenvironment especially on intervention of neovessels and immune microenvironment, we constructed the recombinant adenovirus expressing HBx and mouse IL-12 named Ad-HBx-mIL-12. HBx-mIL-12 could effectively suppress tumor growth and induce apoptosis in vivo. Moreover, treatment with Ad-HBx-mIL-12 not only induced a massive accumulation of immune cells (CD8+ T leukocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells) in tumors in situ, also apparently reduced the number of angiogenic blood vessels within tumor tissues. These results suggest that HBx-mIL-12 can not only induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in HCC cells, but also effectively shift the tumor microenvironment from pro-oncogenic to antitumor through recruitment of immune cells and inhibiting stromal cell growth, such as vascular endothelial cells.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China 2: School of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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