Marie-Thérèse Maunoury

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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)
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)
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)
Injection of conventional or axenic weanling mice with potent sheep or goat antibody to mouse interferon alpha/beta resulted in a decrease in the basal level of 2-5A synthetase in resting peritoneal macrophages and rendered these cells permissive for vesicular stomatitis virus. There was a good inverse correlation between the level of 2-5A synthetase in(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)
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)
Mouse interferon alpha/beta exerted a similar anti-tumor effect in DBA/2 mice injected i.p. with Friend erythroleukemia cells (FLC) either sensitive or resistant to interferon as determined by both in vitro and in vivo assays. Using this tumor system we attempted to define optimal treatment regimens for interferon administration. Interferon was most(More)