SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.32 número1Incidencia de infarto agudo de miocardio en la cohorte EPIC EspañaLaringoscopio óptico Airtraq® índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627


ZABALEGUI, N. et al. Idiotype vaccines in the treatment of follicular lymphoma: current status and future perspectives. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.1, pp.61-73. ISSN 1137-6627.

Follicular lymphoma is the second most prevalent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, representing 20% of all lymphomas. Follicular lymphoma is an indolent disease with a slow progression in which, although exhibiting a good response to treatment, relapse is very frequent and complete remission is not easy to maintain. Therefore, the disease is regarded as incurable. The search for new therapeutic strategies, together with a better understanding of the immune system, has led to the emergence of a new treatment named immunotherapy. Follicular lymphoma is a malignancy suitable for this kind of treatment given the fact that it is characterized by presenting a unique tumour-specific antigen: the idiotype of the monoclonal immunoglobulin displayed on the membrane of tumour cells. Several studies have been conducted to test immunotherapy as complementary to conventional treatment. In a previous study by our group, a clear benefit was evident is obtained after idiotypic vaccination, when an adequate immunization of the patient is obtained, in comparison to chemotherapy alone. In this sense, analysis is needed of whether idiotypic vaccination can produce not only long-lasting and complete remission, but even cure. It would be of great interest to consider an optimisation of the experimental design of clinical trials, an improvement of vaccine production, and the study of the molecular mechanisms of the tumour cell which modify the target immunoglobulin.

Palabras clave : Follicular lymphoma; Immunotherapy; Idiotype vaccine; Glycosylation; Alternative splicing.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons