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The lymphoid stroma of Warthin's tumor was studied using an immunoperoxidase method. We found that IgA plasma cells constituted approximately 80 per cent of the total number of plasma cells in this tumor. IgA was present also in the tumor epithelium and in the intraluminal sections. The predominance of IgA plasma cells in Warthin's tumor is in contrast to(More)
The depressed cellular immunity observed in patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) has been attributed to production of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta or TGF-beta-like substances by Hodgkin's Reed-Sternberg (H-RS) cells. The TGF-beta produced by L-428 cells (an H-RS cell line) is a 130-kd molecular weight glycoprotein that apparently differs from the(More)
A group of monoclonal antibodies was shown to react with glycoconjugates containing a sugar sequence--lacto-N-fucopentaose III (LNF-III)--in granulocytes and in some normal nonlymphoid cells. The antibodies including anti-Leu M1, anti-My-1, WGHS 29-1, 534F-8, and 538F-12 of the immunoglobulin M-type were used to study the biochemical properties of LNF-III(More)
We have established and characterized two mesothelioma cell lines, MS-1 and MS-2, in four attempts at long-term culture of these cells. Both MS-1 and MS-2 cells consistently express cytokeratin and vimentin, and both have long, slender microvilli. The cells that grew indefinitely (MS-1, MS-2) had a higher DNA index and a higher nucleus:cytoplasm ratio than(More)
Cytokines play important roles in the pathogenesis of lymphomas via an autocrine or a paracrine mechanism, or both. The characteristic clinical and histopathological features of malignant lymphomas may be due in part to elevated serum or tissue levels of cytokines. Determination of the effects of cytokines on the growth or differentiation of lymphoma cells(More)
Thrombomodulin (TM) is a glycoprotein of molecular weight 75,000 kd that is normally present in restricted numbers of cells, including endothelial and mesothelial cells. In this study, the authors tested the possibility of using anti-TM to facilitate the diagnosis of mesothelioma. All of the 31 mesotheliomas and the two mesothelioma cell lines (MS-1 and(More)
Most Hodgkin's mononuclear cells and Reed-Sternberg (H-RS) cells are characterized by the expression of the antigen CD30, but not of T or B cell markers. A few H-RS cells, however, may express a limited number of T or B cell markers. Whether this expression is sufficient to allow the conclusion that H-RS cells are derived from T and/or B cells has been(More)
Russell bodies have been previously regarded as aggregates of immunoglobulin. Light and electron microscopic immunoperoxidase studies show no detectable immunoglobulin determinants in the Russell body cores. Denaturation of antigens during tissue preparation appears to be an unlikely explanation, since immunoglobulins in the cytoplasm of plasma cells are(More)
Hodgkin's disease (HD) is a neoplastic disease that is characterized by unbalanced and/or unregulated cytokine production. Information accumulated in our own and other laboratories indicates that the cytokines interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-5, IL-9, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), macrophage CSF (M-CSF), and(More)