A V Muchmore

Learn More
Crude fractions of urine from pregnant women are immunosuppressive in vitro. An 85-kilodalton immunosuppressive glycoprotein purified to homogeneity from such urine inhibited in vitro assays of human T-cell and monocyte activity at concentrations of 10(-9) to 10(-11) molar. This material was nontoxic and blocked early events required for normal T-cell(More)
Spontaneous monocyte-mediated cytotoxicity (SMMC) in 34 patients treated with a chemotherapeutic regimen including cisplatin for various malignancies was depressed (median 7% 51Cr release) compared with SMMC in 31 normal controls (median 43%; p < 0.0001). Cytotoxicity in 7 patients with stage III or IV ovarian carcinoma was then followed during six cycles(More)
Synergistic cytotoxicity is a term used to describe a cytotoxic system in which xenogeneic erythrocyte target cells are lysed in the presence of nonimmune human mononuclear effector cells and antibody-depleted normal human serum. Neither the mononuclear cells nor the serum alone are cytolytic to the target erythrocytes. Previous studies have shown that the(More)
The activation of T lymphocytes for antigen-induced proliferative responses (1), T lymphocyte cytotoxicity (2), delayed-type hypersensitivity (3), and helper function for antibody responses (4) requires their recognition of the nominal antigen on the surface of an antigen-presenting cell (APC) 1 bearing Ia-DR molecules encoded by the I region of the major(More)
The effect of the antineoplastic agent cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis-DDP) on spontaneous cytotoxicity of human mononuclear cells in vitro was assessed. cis-DDP enhanced spontaneous monocyte-mediated cytotoxicity 300% compared to control values. Further, this spontaneous monocyte killing developed earlier (3 to 4 days) than did that of untreated(More)
  • 1