Robert K Sigal

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Supplemental dietary arginine has anti-tumor properties but the degree and mechanisms are unclear. In non-tumor-bearing CBA/J mice (n = 60), 1% arginine supplementation significantly enhanced thymic weight, spleen cell mitogenesis, and interferon-activated natural killer cell activity; no further enhancement was observed with 2% or 4% supplementation.(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if a 3-day in vitro culture of the murine neuroblastoma C1300 with 500 U/mL of recombinant interferon gamma resulted in a protective crossreactivity to parent C1300. Twenty A/J mice received either a vaccine of 1 x 10(6) irradiated C1300 tumor cells intradermally or an equivalent inoculum of C1300 that had been(More)
Perioperative blood transfusion has been associated with decreased survival in cancer patients. The immunologic consequences of H-2 incompatible blood transfusion as related to neoplasia are unclear. This report examined the effect of multiple allogeneic blood transfusions, compared to syngeneic transfusions and saline infusion, on cellular immunity, tumor(More)
The normal immune system has local and systemic components which are influenced by a variety of alterations. Impaired host immunity is associated with neoplasia, protein calorie malnutrition, and the administration of immunosuppressive drugs. It is well accepted that protein calorie malnutrition impairs host immunity with particular detrimental effects on(More)
The therapy of colorectal cancer may be improved by biologic response modifiers that enhance natural killer (NK) cell and antibody-dependent tumoricidal mechanisms. This study examined the effect of a recently discovered cytokine purified from the supernatant of an Ebstein-Barr virus-transformed B-lymphoblastoid cell line (RPMI-8866), natural killer cell(More)
The mouth ages along with the face, but it is frequently ignored when performing facial rejuvenation. The authors have addressed the mouth area with direct surgical options and excisions since 1980. In using the direct approach, the tradeoff for an improved appearance at a conversational distance is a scar that is barely visible from inches away. In more(More)
Human neuroblastoma (NRB) cell lines are markedly sensitive to natural killer (NK) cell lysis in vitro, but patients with NRBs have low or absent NK activity. This study evaluated the NK sensitivity of murine NRBs (C1300 and TBJ) in the regulation of NRB growth and determined the effects of recombinant (r) interferon gamma and recombinant interleukin 2(More)
Neuroblastoma remains a common and deadly childhood tumor, resistant to both surgical and chemo/radiotherapeutic intervention in its advanced stages. The role of immunotherapy in such cancers has yet to be defined. In previous work, we found that the addition of interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) to 3-day in vitro tissue cultures of the murine neuroblastoma(More)