Preclinical trials of L-lysine-α-oxidase, an antitumor enzyme
The effect of L-lysine-α-oxidase from a representative of the Trichoderma genus on the humoral immune response to protein antigens was studied. It was shown that repeated fife-fold intravenous administrations of L-Iysine-α-oxidase in a dose of 35 U/kg had no depressive action on the humoral immunity. The enzyme had no suppressive effect on the delayed type hypersensitivity to xenogenous erythrocytes. The use of L-lysine-α-oxidase in a therapeutic dose or in a twice as higher dose had no reliable effect on the leukocyte migration capacity vs. the control.