Noritoshi Takeichi

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The QR regressor tumour (QR-32), a fibrosarcoma which is unable to grow progressively in normal syngeneic C57BL/6 mice, was able to grow progressively in 13 out of 22 mice (59%) when it was subcutaneously coimplanted with gelatin sponge. We established four culture tumour lines from the resultant tumours (QRsP tumour lines). These QRsP tumour lines were(More)
The occurrence of thyroid tumors induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) and low iodine diet in Long-Evans (LE) rats was studied with special reference to sex difference, effect of gonadectomy, and estradiol administration. Rats of experimental groups 1-6 were given i.v. injections of 40 mg of MNU/kg of body weight at 50 days of age and fed on low iodine(More)
We investigated the tumorigenicity and immunogenicity of tumor cells transfected with an allogeneic class I major histocompatibility complex gene. A single clone (3LL/3) from a Lewis lung carcinoma in the C57BL/6 strain (H-2b) was cotransfected with a BALB/c genomic clone containing an H-2Ld gene and a bacterial neo gene conferring resistance to G418. Three(More)
We have previously reported that an increase in the production of immunosuppressive prostaglandin E2 by a QR tumour (QR-32) is accompanied by progressive growth of the tumour in syngeneic C57BL/6 mice. In order to determine what kinds of cell and factor(s) enable QR-32 cells to promote PGE2 production, we investigated the amounts of PGE2 in the supernatant(More)
Malotilate (diisopropyl,1,3-dithiol-2-ylidenemalonate, MT) is clinically used as a hepatoprotective agent. Because we noticed that MT induced the differentiation of cultured vascular endothelial cells, we have examined its effects on lung metastasis of the highly metastatic rat mammary carcinoma c-SST-2. MT was orally administered to syngeneic SHR rats from(More)
A transplanted rat lymphosarcoma (SGT-4), induced by Gross virus and inoculated s.c. into the foot of a normal syngeneic rat, initially grew but ultimately regressed. The tumor cells metastasized to the regional popliteal, lumbar, and inguinal lymph nodes and formed massive metastatic foci there. These lymph node metastases also regressed spontaneously.(More)
A monoclonal antibody was developed against an antigen, termed CE7, which was highly expressed on the surface of rat fibrosarcoma KMT-17 cells (clone A3) cultured in low serum medium (A3-1% FCS). The CE7 antigen was not detectable on A3 cells cultured in ordinary high serum medium (A3-10% FCS), on in vivo passaged A3 cells, or on parental in vivo KMT-17(More)
We examined the therapeutic effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a differentiation inducer, in combination with daunomycin, an antileukemia drug possessing differentiation-inducing potential, on a rat myelomonocytic leukemia (c-WRT-7). c-WRT-7 cells were found to differentiate into macrophage-like cells and to lose their growth capacity both in vitro and in(More)
Antiimmune responses in rats previously immunized with soluble tumor antigens prepared by sodium deoxycholate (DOC-STA) from chemically induced fibrosarcoma KMT-17 were measured by the Winn assay. Enhancement of tumor growth was demonstrated at a tumoreffector ratio of 1:500 with DOC-STA-immune spleen cells, although inhibition of tu mor growth was(More)