Generation of tumor cell-reactive human monoclonal antibodies using peripheral blood lymphocytes from actively immunized colorectal carcinoma patients.

Abstract

The use of human monoclonal antibodies (MCA) in the detection and treatment of human cancer has been limited by the apparent scarcity of MCA to tumor cell surface antigens. Using peripheral blood lymphocytes from autologous tumor-immunized patients, we isolated 36 MCA that react to sections of colorectal carcinoma. Twenty of these human MCA appear to be… (More)

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