We developed a technique for direct inguinal lymph node injection in mice to compare various routes of immunization with tumor lysate-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) vaccines. Syngeneic, bone marrow-derived, tumor lysate-pulsed DCs administered intranodally generated more potent protective antitumor immunity than s.c. or i.v. DC immunizations. Intranodal immunization with ovalbumin peptide-pulsed DCs induced significantly greater antigen-specific T-lymphocyte expansion in the spleen than either s.c. or i.v. immunization. Furthermore, a significantly more potent, antigen-specific TH1-type response to the ovalbumin peptide was induced by intranodal, compared with s.c. or i.v., immunization. Intranodal immunization, designed to enhance DC-T cell interaction in a lymphoid environment, optimizes induction of T lymphocyte-mediated protective antitumor immunity. These results support the use of intranodal immunization as a feasible and effective route of DC vaccine administration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 15 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research