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Peritoneal nonspecific cytotoxicity was stimulated by ip injection into C57BL/6 or (C57BL/6 X C3H/He)F1 mice of Staphylococcus aureus peptidoglycan (PGS), which possessed an antitumor effect, and of Micrococcus lysodeikticus peptidoglycan (PGM), which was ineffective against tumors. The natural killer (NK) cell populations elicited by both peptidoglycans(More)
Analyses of the adoptive tumor neutralization test (modified Winn test) in C57BL/6 mice made immune to a 3-methylcholantheene-induced fibrosarcoma showed that the reaction was mediated by a thymus-derived lymphocyte, it was tumor-specific, and the resistance of the immunized donor mouse to the challenge was strongly correlated with the protection of the(More)
Antitumor immunity against a fibrosarcoma in C57BL/6 mice was obtained by means of a semi-allogenic somatic hybrid cell derived from the fusion of this C57BL/6 fibrosarcoma (MCB6-1) and A9 cells of C3H origin. In a Winn assay, this immunity could be transferred by T lymphocytes to normal C57BL/6 recipient mice during an early and a late phase after(More)
Cytotoxic responses mediated by effector cells stimulated in vivo were studied after ip injection in mice of peptidoglycans extracted from gram-positive bacteria. A comparison was done between Staphylococcus aureus peptidoglycan (PGS), which possessed an antitumor effect, and Micrococcus lysodeikticus peptidoglycan, which was ineffective against tumors.(More)
Semi-allogeneic somatic hybrid cells derived from the fusion of a C57BL/6 fibrosarcoma (MCB6-1) and A9 cells (C3H origin) were used to immunize C57BL/6 mice against the parental tumor cells. These hybrid cells expressed H-2 histocompatibility antigen of both parental cells (H-2b and H-2k), and failed to produce tumors in normal C57BL/6 mice. A single i.p.(More)
The capacity of old (18-24 months) C57BL/6 mice to develop an immune reaction against MC-B6-1 fibrosarcoma cells was studied using in vivo adoptive transfer experiments (Winn assay) and in vitro T cell-mediated cytotoxicity test. Anti-tumor immunity was found to decline with age, as indicated by a decreased anti-tumor growth T cell activity. A suppressive(More)
T cells from spleens of mice immunized against a chemically induced tumor were able, when transferred to normal syngeneic mice together with tumor cells, to protect adoptively against tumor growth. The inability of such cells to identically protect pangenic nude mice and F1 hybrid mice, and the incompetence of T cells alone in the in vitro tests indicated(More)
The interference by BCG in the induction and expression of a specific antitumoral immune reaction was studied in B6 mice, using the in vivo Winn assay and also active immunization. T cells immunized against MCA-induced fibrosarcoma (MC B6-1) transferred together with the tumour cells protected the syngeneic host against tumour take. Pretreatment of normal(More)
The effect of chronic treatment with an immunostimulating agent, bestatin, on age-associated immune decline was assessed in C57BL/6 mice. Animals were given weekly doses of bestatin (100 micrograms/mouse, i.p.) from 7 months of age until death, and immune responses (natural killer cell activity, T cell cytotoxicity in vitro and in vivo, delayed-type(More)
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