Efficiency of lipofection combined with hyperthermia in Lewis lung carcinoma cells and a rodent pleural dissemination model of lung carcinoma

Atsushi Okita, Hiroyuki Mushiake, Kazunori Tsukuda, Motoi Aoe, Masakazu Murakami, Akio Andou, Nobuyoshi Shimizu

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Abstract

We have previously reported that hyperthermia at 41°C enhanced lipofection-mediated gene transduction into cultured cells. In this study, we adapted hyperthermia technique to novel cationic liposome (Lipofectamine 2000) mediated gene transfection into Lewis lung carcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, transfection efficiencies were 38.9±3.3% by lipofection alone and 52.1±2.6% by lipofection with hyperthermia for 30 min, and 62.5±5.5% and 81.4±3.2% for 1 h, respectively. Hyperthermia significantly enhanced gene transfection efficiency 1.2-1.4 times more than that with lipofection only. We also evaluated the effect of hyperthermia with a pleural dissemination model of lung carcinoma of mice. We developed a model which was well-tolerated with hyperthermia with lipofection by the mice. In spite of repeated treatments, transfection efficiencies were very low and we could not show the augmentation of gene transfection by hyperthermia. Though Lipofectamine 2000 showed strong gene transduction effect and hyperthermia augmented its effect in vitro, further evaluation is needed to adapt both techniques in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1313-1318
Number of pages6
JournalOncology Reports
Volume11
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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Keywords

  • Gene therapy
  • Hyperthermia
  • Lipofection
  • Pleural dissemination of lung carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Okita, A., Mushiake, H., Tsukuda, K., Aoe, M., Murakami, M., Andou, A., & Shimizu, N. (2004). Efficiency of lipofection combined with hyperthermia in Lewis lung carcinoma cells and a rodent pleural dissemination model of lung carcinoma. Oncology Reports, 11(6), 1313-1318.