Immune response to leukemia virus and tumor-associated antigens in cats.

@article{Essex1976ImmuneRT,
  title={Immune response to leukemia virus and tumor-associated antigens in cats.},
  author={Max Essex and A H Sliski and William David Hardy and Susan M. Cotter},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={1976},
  volume={36 2 pt 2},
  pages={640-5}
}
Cats represent an unusually valuable model for studying the role of the immune response to leukemia, lymphoma, and other mesodermal neoplasms. The agents that cause spontaneous feline leukemias, lymphomas, and fibrosarcomas, the feline leukemia and sarcoma viruses, are well characterized. A specific tumor cell membrane antigen, designated the feline oncornavirus-associated cell membrane antigen (FOCMA) has also been described. Feline leukemia and feline sarcoma viruses are antigenically… CONTINUE READING