We have previously shown that BALB/c anti-DBA/2 T cells can lyse the Moloney virus-infected BALB/c lymphoma YC8. In order to determine whether serologically defined minor histocompatibility antigens (MiHA) cross-reacting with those of DBA/2 tissues are present on YC8, we produced an antiserum directed against non-H-2 antigens by immunizing BALB/c mice with DBA/2 Con A and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lymphoblasts. In a direct complement-dependent cytotoxicity assay, the antiserum (OR-1) lysed DBA/2 and YC8 but not BALB/c lymphocytes and blasts. No reactions against viral antigens were detected in the antisera as shown by the lack of cytotoxicity on a panel of lymphomas expressing a variety of viral antigens. In addition, OR-1 was able to specifically block a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL), H-2-restricted BALB/c anti-DBA/2 cytotoxic response when bound to DBA/2 or to YC8 target cells. These results indicate that antigens cross-reacting between YC8 lymphoma and DBA/2 tissues are serologically defined MiHA of DBA/2 background and that OR-1 serum can block a CTL reaction by binding to target antigen rather than to major histocompatibility complex products.
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- Cancer Research