Occurrence of antibody against intracytoplasmic A-particles of mouse mammary tumor virus in sera from breast cancer patients.

Acetone-fixed smears of DBA/2 mouse leukemia cells that produce clusters of intracytoplasmic A-particles (pronucleocapsids of mouse mammary tumor virus) were employed as an indirect immunofluorescence system to detect the antibody to A-particles in human sera. With positive test sera, specific fluorescence was easily detectable as discrete cytoplasmic… CONTINUE READING