HER-2-neu, CEA peptides, GM-CSF, Montanide ISA-51 vaccine

Definition / meaning of HER-2-neu, CEA peptides, GM-CSF, Montanide ISA-51 vaccine

A vaccine comprised of HER-2-neu and carcinoembryonic antigen synthetic (CEA) peptides, combined with the adjuvants granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and Montanide ISA-51 with potential antineoplastic activity. HER-2-neu, CEA peptides, GM-CSF, Montanide ISA-51 vaccine may stimulate a cytotoxic T-cell response against HER-2-neu- and CEA-expressing tumor cells. The GM-CSF adjuvant stimulates the proliferation of monocytes and monocyte differentiation into macrophages and dendritic cells, immunohematopoietic elements with important antitumoral functions. Montanide ISA-51, also known as incomplete Freund’s adjuvant or IFA, is a stabilized water-in-oil emulsion adjuvant containing mineral oil with mannide oleate added as a surfactant that non-specifically stimulates cell-mediated immune responses to antigens.

Listed under:

Find More About 'HER-2-neu, CEA peptides, GM-CSF, Montanide ISA-51 vaccine'

Source(s):

The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/drugdict)

Leave a Comment

*