We demonstrate the efficacy of systemic administration of a replication-defective adenovirus expressing endostatin (Ad-mEndo) administered during the preinvasive stage of mammary tumor development in C3(1)/T antigen transgenic mice. Mean serum levels of endostatin increased about 8-fold above that of controls and resulted in a significant decrease in tumor growth and an increase in survival. The inhibitory effect of endostatin occurred during or after the progression to invasive carcinoma. Reduced levels of vascular endothelial growth factor mRNA were found in association with high levels of endostatin. Our results demonstrate that the adenoviral induction of high levels of circulating endostatin significantly inhibits mammary tumor growth during the period when the "angiogenic switch" occurs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 15 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research