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It is small, protease resistant, thermostable and highly efficient towards the inactivation of ribosomes. Immunotoxins are highly specific therapeutic agents that hold promise as antitumoral agents Pastan et al. They are usually chimeric molecules composed of a specific antibody fragment, responsible for targeting, linked to a toxin moiety which promotes cellular death Brinkmann and 100185, ; Reiter and Pastan, ; Kreitman, Initially, immunotoxins were prepared by conjugating toxic proteins to monoclonal antibodies, using the whole antibody molecule for targeting Kreitman, 201 smaller molecular weight immunotoxins penetrate solid tumours better, new strategies use only the antibody variable domains, stabilized by a flexible peptide single-chain variable fragment, scFva disulfide bridge dsFv or both scdsFv Brinkmann, ; Kreitman, ; Li et al.

In addition, this antigen is persistently expressed at the cell membrane Ackerman et al. Therefore, GPA33 represents an ideal target for immunotoxins aimed against colon cancer cells Scott et al. Within this idea, a humanized monoclonal antibody designed against GPA33 was prepared and characterized, showing all the features required to be incorporated into such an immunotoxin Ritter et al.

As an additional advantage to develop such immunoconjugate, a system to produce large amounts of its fully functional scFv scFvA33 in the yeast Pichia pastoris has been also described Damasceno et al. Regarding the toxic moiety, the most representative toxins so far employed have been ricin from plants Pastan et al. Although not so frequently employed, immunotoxins containing fungal ribotoxins have also been described Orlandi et al.

They cleave a single phosphodiester bond of the larger molecule of rRNA. Cleavage of this SRL results in ribosome inactivation leading to protein biosynthesis inhibition and cell death by apoptosis Gasset et al.

It is accepted that only one molecule is needed to kill a cell Lamy et al. As stated above, different ribotoxins have also been used before as components of immunotoxins Orlandi et al. Unfortunately, none of the ribotoxin-based immunotoxins was studied beyond a preliminary characterization, most probably due to their large size, which could hinder their correct internalization into solid tumours, eli to the low structural stability of the immunoconjugates prepared.

Colon cancer is among the most deadly ones with a significant worldwide incidence Center et al. Immunotherapy is becoming relatively successful for its treatment Welt et al. The results herein presented in terms of its structural and functional characterization using different cell lines reveal promising perspectives for future applications.

A 6xHis tag was included at the C-terminus of the construct to facilitate its purification. Restriction enzyme sites used are shown: ZeoR, zeocin resistance gene. Five independent clones were tested by small scale production to identify the best protein producing colony.

The cells were then harvested by centrifugation and protein production was induced by resuspension in 20 ml of buffered media with methanol for yeast BMMY. In order to maintain a stable induction, methanol was repeatedly added every 24 h to a final concentration of 0. Protein production secreted in the extracellular media over time was analyzed by 0.


Finally, the extracellular media was separated by centrifugation and dialyzed against buffer A 50 mM sodium phosphate buffer, containing 0. Fractions containing the purified protein were pooled and applied to a PD GE Healthcare column equilibrated in buffer A to remove the imidazole. Aliquots were taken from 0 to h after induction with 0.

B Coomassie Brilliant 11085 staining of a 0. Finally, the 0201 first fractions eluted with buffer containing mM imidazole are also shown.

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Structural characterization was performed as previously described Gasset et al. In brief, amino acid analyses after acid hydrolysis of the proteins were performed on a Biochrom 20 Pharmacia automatic analyzer. The results were in agreement with those expected from translating the cloned cDNA into the corresponding amino acid sequence. Absorbance measurements were carried out on a Uvikon spectrophotometer Kontron Instruments.

At least four spectra were averaged to obtain the final data. Bands were quantified using the multi-gauge program. The proteins were separated in 0.

After distaining, the proteins exhibiting ribonuclease activity appeared as colorless bands due to degradation of the polynucleotide. All these cell lines were grown as described Turnay et al. Harvesting and propagation of cultures were routinely performed by trypsinisation.

The number of cells used was determined in all assays described using a haemocytometer. Trypsinised cells were conveniently distributed into several aliquots, each one containing 1.

The absence of primary amine-groups in the complementary determinant regions of the scFvA33 was first confirmed to prevent modifications that could result in defective binding King et al. Then, labeling was performed as previously described Turnay et al. The degree of labeling was determined by measuring the absorbance of the conjugated protein at nm and nm.

This treatment took 20 min for binding experiments but was much longer 24 h for internalization assays. To be able to visualize membranes, the cells were also labeled using an additional hour of incubation in the presence of anti-CD44 mAb Yeung et al.

These cells were finally permeabilized with digitonine at 0. After incubating these preparations with PBS containing 1. Ribotoxins exert their cellular cytotoxicity by inactivating ribosomes, leading to protein biosynthesis inhibition and cellular death Lacadena et al.

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Then the monolayer cultures were incubated with 0. After an additional incubation of 6 h, this medium was also removed; the cells were fixed with 5. The resulting dried pellet was dissolved in 0. Three independent replicate assays were conducted to calculate the average IC 50 values. The extracellular medium of the P.

The purification yield was of 1—3 mg of protein per liter of induced medium culture. Within the same idea, the DSC thermogram Fig. Thermal denaturation resulted in protein precipitation preventing any calculation of thermodynamic parameters.

All these spectra were made in PBS at 0. First, it must exhibit proper specific binding to the target antigen and, second, show the exquisite ribotoxin ribonucleolytic activity against ribosomes. Maintenance of these functions would confirm correct synthesis and folding of both antibody and ribotoxin moieties.

As can be observed in Fig. A direct assessment of the immunotoxin affinity was achieved by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using cell extracts rendering a dissociation constant in the nM range data not shown. Overall, these experiments showed that the immunotoxin was able to bind specifically to GPAcontaining cells, confirming the functionality of its scFv moiety.

The control curve corresponds to cells only treated with the secondary antibody.

Finally, the immunotoxin was also active when assayed in a zymogram against poly A Fig. This can be explained by a different efficacy of the renaturation process needed after the SDS-PAGE separation, given the lej size and structural complexity of the immunotoxin. RNase activity assays using A rabbit ribosomes or B poly A zymogram as substrates.


In this case, 2. The right panel shows quantification of this experiment. In order to confirm these observations, a much longer period of incubation time 24 h was studied.

These preparations were then analyzed by means of confocal microscopy confirming internalization Fig. D Images resulting from merging the three different channels. Images obtained by confocal microscopy. The 101185 were taken with cells treated in identical conditions as those ones shown in Fig. Colors codes correspond to those described in Fig. Apparently, transformed cells display a higher ee of acid phospholipids on their outer leaflet membrane Connor et al.

Once inside the cells, the protein exerts its specific cleavage at the ribosomes SRL inhibiting protein biosynthesis.

No significant differences were found among them, in terms of protein biosynthesis inhibition Fig. The IC 50 value found for SW was of 0.

Ribotoxins were discovered during an antitumor screening program of the Michigan Department of Health started more 11085 50 years ago. The culture filtrate of the mould Aspergillus giganteus MDH, isolated from a sample of farm soil, was found to contain a protein inhibitory to both sarcoma and carcinoma induced in mice Olson et al.

Unfortunately, later studies revealed an unspecific cytotoxicity of these proteins against non-tumoral cells, which limited their potential clinical use Roga et al.

As a consequence of these results, the study of these ribotoxins was abandoned. Then, in it was published how ribotoxins were able to recognize and cleave the best conserved rRNA structure, the so-called SRL Schindler and Davies, This observation renewed the interest dr the understanding of their mechanism of action, a mechanism which is now known in quite good detail Lacadena et al. In the context of the work presented in this manuscript the most relevant feature of ribotoxins would be that they can recognize and inactivate any ribosome known, but cells are only killed if they cross their membranes to gain access to the ribosomes.

Accordingly, it constitutes an a priori ideal protein for the toxic moiety of an immunotoxin directed against specific tumoral cell lines, considering also its poor immunogenicity and high stability, as described to other ribotoxins Goyal and Batra, Supporting this idea, it is worth mentioning the extended studies in this direction of other toxic RNAses, although from a different origin, like onconase or ranpirnase Rybak et al.

Previous studies dealing with this mAbA33 have shown how this protein, which is being assayed in clinical trials as part of radioimmunoconjugates, is a very plausible candidate for immunotherapy of colorectal cancer Welt et al.

This result and the possibility of employing fermenters for scaling up its production Damasceno et al. The purified immunotoxin appears to be stably and correctly folded according to its functional and structural properties. Thus, it retains the GPAbinding specificity Fig. This internalization leads to specific protein biosynthesis inhibition and cell death. In contrast, the immunotoxin results are practically innocuous when assayed against the GPAnegative cell lines, suggesting that at least it accomplishes the minimum safety features required for continuing the studies directed to a potential therapeutic application.

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