JAVAD, J.M.S., 2014. Development of prostrate cancer vaccine using PAP as target antigen. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.
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Treatment options for patients with advanced prostate cancer (PC) still remain limited and rarely curative. The prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) is prostate specific protein over-expressed in more than 90% of prostate tumours. Although an FDA-approved vaccine for the treatment of advanced prostate disease, PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), has been shown to prolong survival, the precise sequence of the PAP protein responsible for the outcome remains unknown. As the PAP antigen is one of the very few prostate-specific antigens for which there is a rodent equivalent with high homology, pre-clinical studies using PAP have the potential to be directly relevant to the clinical setting. The current study identified HLA-A2 and HLA-DR1 PAP-derived peptides using the transgenic HHDII/DR1 and C57Bl/6 mice. The PAP-114-128 (15-mer) peptide was shown to elicit CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell-specific responses in C57Bl/6 mice. Furthermore, when immunised in a DNA vector format (ImmunoBody), PAP-114-128 was able to prevent and reduce the growth of TRAMP C1 prostate cancer cell-derived tumours in both prophylactic and therapeutic settings.
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