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The nude mouse has several advantages for the study of human tumours. Compared to adult cancers (Sharkey et al., 1978), paediatric tumours have been less extensively xenografted into nude mice (Helson, 1982). The only large series was published by Neely et al. (1983). Most infantile solid tumours are considered embryonic because of the age at which they(More)
Local injection of mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) induces a local immune response, with activation of viral superantigen (vSAG)-specific T cell subsets followed by their clonal deletion. We investigated the fate of vSAG-reactive T cells following footpad injection of MMTV(SW) to mice. Activated T cells accumulated in draining lymph nodes. However, we(More)
Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) (SW) caused a high incidence (65%) of pregnancy-dependent adenocarcinomas in BALB/c(SW) mice infected as newborns by suckling their mothers' milk. These tumors were type B adenocarcinomas which developed early, at about 1 year of age. Uninfected breeding females and those infected at an age of 8 weeks by injection of virus(More)
B lymphocyte generation in bone marrow (BM) compensates for cell loses. The Fas / Fas ligand (FasL) pathway has been implicated in apoptosis of various cell types. Abnormalities of the Fas receptor or of FasL expression are associated with excessive T cell proliferation and autoimmunity. To examine the role of the Fas / FasL system in B cell(More)
The coexistence of two diseases chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is a rare phenomenon. Both neoplastic disorders have several common epidemiological denominators (they occur more often in men over 50 years of age) but different origin and long term prognosis. In this paper we described the clinical and(More)
Exogenous mouse mammary tumor viruses (MMTV) replicate in the mammary glands of infected females, and so infect the suckling pups. We have previously shown that the virus is rapidly disseminated to all the lymphoid organs, including the thymus. The present electron microscope immunohistochemical study describes the viral production site in the thymus. Viral(More)
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