Sequential elaboration of lymphocyte-enhancing and -suppressing factors in the sera of tumor-bearing animals.

Serum-mediated impairment of lymphocyte function was studied in an animal model. Sprague-Dawley rats inoculated intraperitoneally or subcutaneously with the Walker 256 carcinoma underwent sequential sampling of blood. The effect of these serum samples upon phytohemagglutinin-induced blastogenesis of normal rat splenocytes was monitored in an assay utilizing… CONTINUE READING