Radio-iodinated and internally labelled (35S) IgM monoclonal antibodies in a syngenic rat model

Q Wanying, T Brodin, Crister Ceberg, Christian Ingvar, Kristina Norrgren, H O Sjogren, Sven-Erik Strand

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To simulate the human situation concerning human monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), we have introduced a new syngenic rat model with an implanted rat colon carcinoma. Rat IgM MAbs (10B12), labelled by the chloramine-T method with 125I or internally with 35S, were injected intravenously into the rats and the biodistribution was studied for 8 days. The radioactivity uptake in the tumours of the 35S label was higher than that of the 125I label and the retention of 35S in the tumours gave tumour/blood ratios 8 times higher than those of 125I at 48 and 96 h after injection. In this model we have shown that dehalogenation of iodinated IgM MAbs is a serious problem. We therefore suggest that internally labelled MAbs should be used and that further investigations should be carried out in a syngenic rat model, since this probably reflects the clinical situation better than the nude mouse model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-383
JournalActa Oncologica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Cancer and Oncology

Free keywords

  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • colon carcinoma
  • rat


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