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Tumor-targeting Salmonella typhimurium A1-R prevents experimental human breast cancer bone metastasis in nude mice.

  • Author(s): Miwa, Shinji
  • Yano, Shuya
  • Zhang, Yong
  • Matsumoto, Yasunori
  • Uehara, Fuminari
  • Yamamoto, Mako
  • Hiroshima, Yukihiko
  • Kimura, Hiroaki
  • Hayashi, Katsuhiro
  • Yamamoto, Norio
  • Bouvet, Michael
  • Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
  • Hoffman, Robert M
  • Zhao, Ming
  • et al.

Bone metastasis is a lethal and morbid late stage of breast cancer that is currently treatment resistant. More effective mouse models and treatment are necessary. High bone-metastatic variants of human breast cancer cells were selected in nude mice by cardiac injection. After cardiac injection of a high bone-metastatic variant of breast cancer, all untreated mice had bone metastases compared to only 20% with parental cells. Treatment with tumor-targeting Salmonella typhimurium A1-R completely prevented the appearance of bone metastasis of the high metastatic variant in nude mice (P < 0.001). After injection of the highly bone-metastatic breast cancer variant to the tibia of nude mice, S. typhimurium A1-R treatment significantly reduced tumor growth in the bone (P < 0.001). These data indicated that S. typhimurium A1-R is useful to prevent and inhibit breast cancer bone metastasis and should be of future clinical use for breast cancer in the adjuvant setting.

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