Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, October 19th, 2000
H. Miyake and colleagues at Vancouver General Hospital conducted a study "to determine whether an adenovirus-mediated p53 gene (Ad5CMV-p53) transfer enhances cisplatin cytotoxicity in vitro and whether Ad5CMV-p53 and cisplatin synergistically inhibit growth and metastasis in vivo using human bladder cancer KoTCC-1 cells. MTT assays and DNA fragmentation assays were used to examine the effects of treatment with Ad5CMV-p53 and/or cisplatin on growth inhibition and induction of apoptosis, respectively, in KoTCC-1 cells."
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