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We have used immunological reagents for characterizing epithelial cell types in the adult rat mammary gland. Some were sera against purified proteins; others were monoclonal antibodies to mammary cells. On the basis of marker distribution we have identified 10 different cell types. We have established the developmental connection between these types by(More)
A line of rat mammary cells, LA7, undergoes differentiation into domes or ridges or projections under partial medium control. Immunofluorescent studies show that at the time of dome formation the LA7 cultures express the Thy-1 antigen at the borders between cells. Exposure of the cultures to certain monoclonal anti-Thy-1.1 sera prevents formation of new(More)
A rat mammary cell line (LA7) undergoes spontaneous differentiation into domes due to production of specific inducers by the cells. Some of these inducers may be lipids, and we show that lipids regulate this differentiation as both inducers and inhibitors. One inhibitor is the tumor promoter tetradecanoyl-13 phorbol 12-acetate. The inducers are saturated(More)
To elucidate the role of tumor vascularization on the localization of adoptively transferred, interleukin 2-activated natural killer (A-NK) cells, pulmonary B16 melanoma metastases were analyzed with respect to location, morphological appearance, origin and density of microvessels, and infiltration by A-NK cells. The B16 melanoma metastases could be divided(More)
Activated natural killer (A-NK) cells, defined by immunophenotype and selected by adherence to the plastic, were cultured from murine splenocytes for up to 10 days with the addition of 1000 U/ml of recombinant human IL-2 at 48 h intervals. During culture days 2-4 with high DNA synthesis the initially non-granulated small cells established large granular(More)
We have studied the development of fusiform (probably related to myoepithelial) cells in Rama 25 cultures [Bennett, D. C. Peachey, L. A., Durbin, H. & Rudland, P. S. (1978) Cell 15, 283--298]; we show that they are generated from special differentiated structures (projections) that contain a rapidly differentiating cell type (F-precursor cells). Clonal(More)
We have isolated clonal cell lines from a nitrosomethylurea-induced mammary tumor in Wistar--Furth rats. The epithelial-like cells of these lines give rise to fibroblast-like cells. A study of several markers showed that the epithelial-like cells are similar to epithelial mammary cells. The fibroblastic cells, however, were similar to stromal cells, except(More)
The rat mammary cell line Rama 25 [Bennett, D.C., Peachey, L.A., Durbin, H. & Rudland, P.S. (1978) Cell 15, 283--298] differentiates morphologically in vitro from a cuboidal form to a fusiform cell resembling myoepithelial cells. This differentiation occurs in all clonal isolates of the line. By using three different rabbit antisera specific for Thy-1, we(More)
29: 448–457. 6 Mudry RE, Fortney JE, York T, Hall BM, Gibson LF. Stromal cells regulate survival of B-lineage leukemic cells during chemotherapy. Blood 2000; 96: 1926–1932. 7 Tabe Y, Jin L, Tsutsumi-Ishii Y, Xu Y, McQueen T, Priebe W et al. Activation of integrin-linked kinase is a critical prosurvival pathway induced in leukemic cells by bone(More)