Jeannine P. Alexander

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The fact that progressing tumors contain a significant infiltrate of T-cells brings into question the competency of the infiltrating T-lymphocytes (T-TIL). We have examined the role of the T-cell receptor/CD3 complex and/or the interleukin 2 receptor (IL2R) in responsiveness of T-cells that infiltrate human renal cell carcinoma. T-TIL display a poor(More)
PURPOSE The development of tumor metastasis requires direct adhesive interactions between tumor cells and vascular endothelium. We examined the adherence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) lines to endothelium after stimulation with different cytokines that induce expression of the vascular adhesion molecules endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule (ELAM)-1,(More)
A Phase I trial of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) expanded in vitro and administered on Days 1 and 8, with or without continuous infusion recombinant interleukin 2 (rIL-2) in 25 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, was conducted. Eighteen of the 25 eligible patients were treated with TIL and escalating doses of rIL-2 (0.0, 3.0, 4.5 x 10(6)(More)
A Phase I trial of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) expanded in vitro and administered on Days 1 and 8, with or without continuous infusion recombinant interleukin 2 (rIL-2) in 25 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, was conducted. Eighteen of the 25 eligible patients were treated with TIL and escalating doses of rIL-2 (0.0, 3.0, 4.5 x 10'(More)
Previously we showed that IL2 expanded tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) from renal cell carcinoma mediated non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted cytotoxicity. Phenotypic analysis showed that cultured TILs were composed mostly of T-lymphocytes with varying numbers of CD4+, CD8+, and CD56+ (Leu19+) populations. Here we compared the cytolytic(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) mediates two important functional. aspects of tumor biology, namely enhancement of tumor metastasis and mediation of host defense mechanisms such as lymphocyte-mediated tumor cytotoxicity. Since ICAM-1 is expressed by most renal cell carcinomas (RCC), the regulation of ICAM-1 expression is important in(More)
The fact that progressing tumors contain a significant infiltrate of T-cells brings into question the competency of the infiltrating T-lymphocytes (T-TIL). We have examined the role of the T-cell receptor/CD3 complex and/or the interkeukin 2 receptor (IL2R) in responsiveness of T-cells that infiltrate human renal cell carcinoma. IIII, display a poor(More)
TIL were cultured from human renal-cell carcinoma (RCC) in 1,000 U/ml rIL2 and restimulated with autologous tumor in efforts to establish which conditions would best expand the number of lymphocytes cytotoxic for autologous tumor. Greater cell yields resulted from multiple restimulations of TIL with autologous tumor. In most instances, these TIL lysed(More)
In order to investigate the importance of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a cell line, designated as CCF-RC7, was established from a human RCC of the clear cell type. CCF-RC7 was passaged over 50 times in vitro for 31/2 years. The cell line has an epithelial morphology and a doubling time of 30 h, forming colonies in soft agar(More)
Previously we showed that IL2 expanded tumor-infiltrating lympho cytes (Ills) from renal cell carcinoma mediated non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted cytotoxicity. Phenotypic analysis showed that cultured TILs were composed mostly of T-lymphocytes with varying numbers of CD4+, CDS*, and CD56* (Leul9*) populations. Here we compared the cytolytic(More)