Gustavo Cudkowicz

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Host reactivities not requiring immunization in the mouse, especially natural resistance of irradiated animals to accept grafts of normal or malignant hemopoietic cells, were compared with NK activity against the YAC-1 lymphoma. The effects of several independent variables known to influence natural resistance in vivo had a similar effect on the NK system.(More)
Recipients of hemopoietic transplants are usually preexposed to whole body irradiation to deplete the blood-forming system, and so provide the transferred cells with a "graft bed" and stimuli for maximal proliferation and differentiation. I t is generally assumed that irradiation in the lethal dose range would also be immunosuppressive and enable allogeneic(More)
Previous studies have shown that prolonged estrogen treatment of mice markedly reduces their natural killer (NK) cell activity. Our experiments demonstrate that splenocytes from (C57BL/6 X C3H/He) F1 mice treated with 17 beta-estradiol are suppressive for the NK activity of splenocytes from untreated mice when the two cell populations are mixed during(More)
Mice are capable of rejecting H-2-incompatible bone marrow grafts after a single lethal exposure to X-rays. The onset of rejection begins 18-24 hr after transplantation and is completed by 96 hr. Maturation of this type of allograft reactivity does not occur until the 22nd day of life. In adult mice, the resistance to marrow allografts can be weakened by(More)