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The specificity of cell-mediated cytotoxicity against melanoma cells in vitro has been analyzed in a large number of studies with cells both from normal and melanoma subjects. As in a number of other, recent, similar human studies, no evidence for tumour specificity was found. Effector cells in peripheral blood responsible for the cytotoxic raction were(More)
Blood monocytes and synovial fluid and tissue macrophages were examined for their ability to produce interleukin-1 (IL-1) measured in a mouse thymocyte proliferation assay. Spontaneous production of IL-1 by monocytes from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or ankylosing spondylitis was higher than that by cells from normal subjects, patients with(More)
IL-1 production (secreted and cell-associated) was measured in monocyte cultures stimulated by a variety of agents in vitro. Monocytes either adherent to conventional plastic culture plates in serum-free conditions, or in suspension in culture medium containing serum were stimulated to produce IL-1 during culture. In non-adherent, serum-free conditions,(More)
Supernatants from cultures of mouse and human tumour cells inhibited the production of interleukin-2 (IL-2) by stimulated mouse spleen cells. The tumour cells tested, all of which were active, included a mouse and a human melanoma, three methylcholanthrene-induced fibrosarcomas of mice, and human HeLa cells. Supernatants from normal mouse and human(More)
Phenol-saline tumour extracts, active in the immunotherapy of bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma (BOSCC), were used to immunize mice. The immunized mice became resistant to the depression of delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactions by products of BOSCC cells or cultured mouse or rat tumour cells. They also showed partial resistance to the growth of(More)