Production of human macrophages with potent antitumor properties (MAK) by culture of monocytes in the presence of GM-CSF and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3.

Abstract

Antitumoral macrophages (MAK) were obtained by the culture of human mononuclear cells in hydrophobic bags. From one cytapheresis, up to 10(9) mature macrophages could be purified by elutriation after one week of culture in IMDM medium in the presence of 2% human AB serum. These MAK cells were used for adoptive treatment in metastatic cancer patient with no… (More)

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