ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of IL-2, IFN and bcr-abl AS-ODN on bone marrow purging in vitro for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
By amplifying in vitro clone forming culture, and purging the bone marrow of 5 CML patients through different combined use of IL-2, IFN and bcr-abl AS-ODN, we compared the effects of 4 combined regimens.
It was found that the suppressive effects of the 4th regimen combining IL-2 (800 U/ml), IFN (800 u/ml) and bcr-abl AS-ODN (30 micrograms/ml) on leukemia cell clone forming unit (CFU) were significantly different from the suppressive effects of the other 3 regimens (P < 0.01). With the use of the 4th regimen, the GM-CFU and L-CFU survival rates were 26.91% and 3.49% respectively (P < 0.01).
The combined regimen of IL-2 (800 U/ml), IFN (800 u/ml) and bcr-abl AS-ODN (30 micrograms/ml) has good effect on selective CML bone marrow purging in vitro and can be used in clinical purging of CML bone marrow.
Hua xi yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of West China University of Medical Sciences = Huaxi yike daxue xuebao / [bian ji zhe, Hua xi yi ke da xue xue bao bian wei hui] 12/2001; 32(4):599-601.