Immunoregulating properties of peptides related to tumor rejection antigens: effect on human monocytes and natural killer cells.


The authors analyzed the effect of several 15-amino acid peptides with sequences related to tumor-rejection antigens, tyrosinase, and the MAGE family on peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy donors cultured for periods of 1 to 7 days. Some of these peptides promoted stimulation of monocytes, manifested by phenotypic changes, release of interleukin… (More)