Activation of K cells in mice with transplanted tumours differing in immunogenicity and metastasizing capacity

A. Mantovani, N. Polentarutti, G. Alessandri, A. Vecchi, F. Giuliani, F. Spreafico

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Abstract

The effector arm of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) was evaluated using 51Cr-labeled chicken erythrocytes as targets in BALB/c mice transplanted with the Moloney sarcoma virus-induced tumors T-MSV and MS2, and in C57BL/6 mice transplanted with the chemically induced FS6 sarcoma, Lewis lung carcinoma and B16 melanoma. Tumor-bearing animals showed higher levels of ADCC than normal mice, a stimulation confirmed in MS2-bearing mice, using SL2 lymphoma cells as targets in a cytostasis assay. ADCC effector-cell capacity was higher in animals transplanted with the immunogenic, spontaneously regressing T-MSV than in mice bearing the poorly immunogenic metastasizing MS2 sarcoma. The increased ADCC activity detectable in the spleen of tumor-bearing hosts was not abolished by removal of phagocytic-adherent cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-460
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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