PMID: 9108380Apr 15, 1997Paper

Mig, the monokine induced by interferon-gamma, promotes tumor necrosis in vivo.

C SgadariG Tosato


Mig, the monokine induced by interferon-gamma, is a CXC chemokine active as a chemoattractant for activated T cells. Mig is related functionally to interferon-inducible protein 10 (IP-10), with which it shares a receptor, CXCR3. Previously, IP-10 was found to have antitumor activity in vivo. In the present study, murine Mig RNA was found to be expressed at higher levels in regressing Burkitt's lymphoma tumors established in nude mice compared with progressively growing tumors. Daily inoculations of purified recombinant human Mig into Burkitt's tumors growing subcutaneously in nude mice consistently caused tumor necrosis associated with extensive vascular damage. These effects were indistinguishable from those produced by intratumor inoculations of Burkitt's tumors with IP-10. These results support the notion that Mig, like IP-10, has antitumor activity in vivo.

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