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A transplantable, murine reticulum cell sarcoma is described which exhibits the cytologic, adherence, and phagocytic properties of macrophages. It forms specific rosettes with erythrocytes in the presence of the corresponding anti-serum. The ascites cells mediate antibody-dependent cellular immunity as assayed by release of radioactivity from 51Cr-labeled(More)
Mitogen-induced cytotoxicity was studied by culturing mouse spleen cells with an optimum mitogenic dose of concanavalin A (Con A) for 2 days and, after washing, assessing their ability to lyse tumor targets. We show that rapid lysis occurs only when the correct concentration of an agglutinating mitogen (phytohemagglutinin P (PHA) or Con A) is present in the(More)
An immune system is required in any host that evolves slowly relative to the pathogens that attack it. This immune system must somatically generate and regulate new specificities. We propose a mechanism that results in a self-nonself discrimination that is a one-time regulatory event, which occurs early in development when maternal protection ensures an(More)
Detailed analysis of the natural killer (NK) activity directed at nontumorigenic cell lines and their transformed tumorigenic derivatives has revealed a paradox. On the one hand, a correlation has been found between the tumorigenic potential of chemically transformed fibroblast cell lines and their sensitivity to NK cells in vitro. Nontransformed cells(More)