Marie-Thérèse Maunoury

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Injection of DBA/2, C57Bl/6, or BALB/c mice with antibody to mouse interferon alpha/beta enhanced the i.p. transplantability of six different murine tumors, as manifested by an increase in the percentage of tumor-bearing mice and a decrease in survival time. The effect was observed in mice injected with antibody to interferon raised in three sheep, a goat,(More)
Inoculation (i.p. or i.v.) of partially purified or highly purified (H.P.) mouse interferon (electrophoretically pure in SDS-PAGE gels) into different strains of mice (C3H, BALB/c, Swiss, heterozygote and athymic nu/nu C57BL/6) results in a marked increase in the weight and in the total number of cells in axillary and inguinal lymph nodes. Interferon(More)
DBA/2 mice received an iv injection of 2 X 10(6) Friend erythroleukemia cells (FLCs; approximately equal to 4 X 10(5) lethal dose50), which multiplied rapidly in the liver and spleen and killed all untreated or control treated mice between 7 and 12 days. Daily interferon (IFN) treatment resulted in a very marked increase in survival time and apparent cure(More)
Interferon-sensitive (745) and interferon-resistant (3C1-8) Friend leukemia cells (FLC) are highly tumorigenic for DBA/2 mice. The phenotype of interferon sensitivity or resistance does not change with in vivo passage. Daily administration of mouse interferon markedly enhanced the survival time of mice injected with either 745 or 3C1-8 cells. Use of(More)
We have attempted to determine what host mechanisms are responsible for inducing a rapid decrease in the number of Friend leukemia cells (FLC) in the peritoneal cavity of interferon-treated mice. By injecting radiolabelled FLC, we showed that there was a greater loss of radioactivity from individual interferon-treated mice than from control mice. Thus, it(More)
To investigate the effect of interferon treatment on the development of tumor metastases, DBA/2 mice were injected i.v. with 2 X 10(6) Friend erythroleukemia cells (FLC) (equivalent to about 5 X 10(5) LD50). FLC multiplied rapidly in the liver and spleen and all untreated or control treated mice died between 7 and 12 days. Daily treatment of mice with(More)
Administration of highly purified interferon to DBA/2 mice inhibited the growth of interferon-sensitive or interferon-resistant Friend erythroleukemia cells implanted subcutaneously. Injection of interferon at the site of tumor inoculation was more effective than injection of interferon intraperitoneally. Histologic examination of tumors in(More)
We developed a syngeneic mouse IgG2a monoclonal antibody (MAb) A9D41 directed against the Friend leukemia virus envelope gp70 antigen present on the cell surface membranes of virus producer 3C18 Friend leukemia cells (FLC). A9D41 showed a marked antitumor activity in DBA/2 mice given injections of gp70 positive 3C18 FLC, but it was ineffective in mice given(More)
Interferon alpha/beta (IFN alpha/beta) is highly effective in inhibiting the development of Friend erythroleukemia cell (FLC) visceral metastases in DBA/2 mice injected intravenously (i.v.) with FLC, but does not protect FLC-injected DBA/2 beige (bg/bg) mice. Use of IFN alpha/beta-resistance FLC indicated that IFN was acting through host mechanisms in DBA/2(More)
Transgenic mice have been used to address the issue of the oncogenic potential of mutant guanine nucleotide stimulatory factor (Gs) alpha subunit in the thyroid gland. The expression of the mutant Arg-201-->His Gs alpha subunit transgene has been directed to murine thyroid epithelial cells by bovine thyroglobulin promoter. The transgenic animals develop(More)