Induction of specific cell-mediated cytoxicity in vitro by means of RNA isolated from allografted mice.


Ribonucleic acid extracts were isolated by cold phenol extraction procedure from lymphoid organs of mice immunized with allogeneic skin grafts. Cultivation of lymphocytes from normal mice with these RNA extracts in vitro led to the induction of specific immunological reactivity which was determined by microcytotoxicity assay. Pretreatment of the RNA… (More)