Shelley K. Hoover

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Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a potent immunosuppressive cytokine that is produced by neoplastic and normal cells. It has not been demonstrated directly, however, that TGF-beta can inhibit antigen-specific T-cell responses to tumor cells in vitro. We show here that generation of antitumor cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) activity in(More)
The feasibility of in vitro activation of lymphocytes from the draining lymph nodes (DLN) of breast cancer patients was examined. Lymphocytes isolated from 48 DLN from 12 patients were examined for their proliferative responses to rIL-2, autologous tumor cells, or rIL-2 plus tumor cells. Three general patterns of cellular responses were observed. Cells from(More)
Previously we have demonstrated that the in vitro generation of P815-specific anti-tumor cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) was suppressed by splenic suppressor T cells from late tumor-bearing hosts (TBH). Suppression is not caused by in vitro growth of P815 from splenic metastases, since suppression was also seen with spleen cells from late TBH mice bearing a(More)
Mafosfamide (Mafo) is an analog of cyclophosphamide that does not require hepatic activation and therefore has in vitro activity. The present study was conducted to determine the effects of in vitro treatment with Mafo on the generation and growth of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) from tumor-bearing host mice (TBH). In contrast to early (day-11) TBH(More)
Large numbers of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) could be generated from tumor-draining lymph nodes (DLN) from mice bearing PHS-5 tumor by culturing at low density with autologous tumor cell stimulators and 20 U/ml recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2). Outgrowth of metastatic tumor cells in culture was prevented by use of this(More)
Tumor-specific T-cell clones were derived from spleen cells of mice bearing a syngeneic PHS-5 tumor (a P815 mastocytoma mutant). Cells were expanded in vitro and characterized and assayed for activity against the relevant tumor in vivo. Clone cells were CD4-, CD8+ T lymphocytes, as determined by fluorescence activated cell sorting analysis and were(More)
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