Published in Vaccine Weekly, May 24th, 2006
"Tie-2 is an endothelium-specific receptor tyrosine kinase known to play a key role in tumor angiogenesis. The present study explores the feasibility of immunotherapy of tumors by using a protein vaccine based on chicken Tie-2 as a model antigen to break the immune tolerance against Tie-2 in a cross-reaction between the xenogeneic homologous and self-Tie-2. In this study, a chicken homologous Tie-2 protein vaccine (chTie-2) and a corresponding mouse Tie-2 vaccine as a control were prepared and the antitumor effect of these vaccines was tested in two tumor models (murine B16F10...
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