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Type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody (HX-1162) treatment for liver cancer

Authors Chen X, Li Z, Peng H, Jin S, Fu H, Zhu T, Weng X

Received 18 February 2013

Accepted for publication 13 March 2013

Published 14 May 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 527—530


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Xue-Hui Chen, Zhi-Qiang Li, Hua Peng, Su-Mei Jin, Hui-Qing Fu, Tie-Chui Zhu, Xiao-Gang Weng

The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University, Weihui, People's Republic of China

Abstract: One of the most important molecules mediating the proliferation, growth, and metastasis of cancer cells is insulin-like growth factor (IGF), with its receptor IGF-R1. Here, we describe the potential of an IGF-1R monoclonal antibody, HX-1162, on liver cancer apoptosis in vitro and in vivo. We found that HX-1162 could induce the apoptosis of cultured liver cancer cells. Additionally, HX-1162 treatment inhibited the tumor growth after cancer cell grafting and enhanced the cell apoptosis inside the tumor tissue. We conclude that IGF-R1 targeting therapy provides a new avenue toward treating liver cancer.

Keywords: IGF, IGF-R1, apoptosis, hepatocellular carcinoma

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