Intraperitoneal gene therapy with adenoviral-mediated p53 tumor suppressor gene for ovarian cancer model in nude mouse

Cancer Gene Ther. Mar-Apr 1999;6(2):172-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.cgt.7700006.


In an effort to develop a method for better local control of advanced ovarian cancers, we have established a peritoneal tumor model of ovarian cancer in the nude mouse and applied intraperitoneal gene therapy with the recombinant adenoviral-mediated wild-type p53 tumor suppressor gene (Avp53). The results indicate that: (a) the recombinant adenoviral vector system effectively infected the tumor and normal cells in the peritoneal cavity; and (b) Avp53 treatment effectively suppressed the growth of peritoneal tumors and prolonged the survival of the treated group, especially when the tumor burden was less. These results suggest that intraperitoneal gene therapy using Avp53 is potentially useful as an adjuvant therapeutic modality in human ovarian cancer.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adenoviridae / genetics*
  • Animals
  • Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21
  • Cyclins / metabolism
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Genes, p53 / genetics*
  • Genetic Therapy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Immunoblotting
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Mice
  • Mice, Nude
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Transplantation
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Time Factors
  • Transduction, Genetic
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured
  • beta-Galactosidase


  • CDKN1A protein, human
  • Cdkn1a protein, mouse
  • Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21
  • Cyclins
  • beta-Galactosidase