New antigenic specificities, not detectable on parental cells, have been induced by many investigators in mouse lymphomas by treatment with the antitumor agent 5(3,3-dimethyl-1-triazeno)imidazole-4-carboxamide (DTIC). The antigens are transmissible, after withdrawal of the drug treatment, as an inheritable character. The mechanism of induction, the molecular nature, and the number of the new antigenic specificities have not been completely elucidated. Four clones from murine leukemia L1210 isolated and expanded in vitro were treated in vivo with DTIC and the new sublines were studied in detail. The four drug-treated sublines studied exhibited strong immunogenicity since they were rejected by syngeneic animals. Immunosuppressed animals challenged with 10(7) A/DTIC or P/DTIC cells were reciprocally protected by the adoptive transfer of spleen cells from donors that had rejected a lethal challenge of A/DTIC or P/DTIC clone. In a similar fashion, the adoptive transfer of spleen cells obtained from animals that had rejected the Q/DTIC or the R/DTIC clones protected immunosuppressed mice challenged with Q/DTIC or R/DTIC cells. No antitumor activity was observed in cross-protective schedules other than those indicated. It was been concluded that (a) the L1210 leukemia line does not have antigenic cells, (b) four DTIC-treated clone sublines were rejected by compatible hosts, and (c) two mutually exclusive sets of antigens were expressed in four antigenic clone sublines.
Adoptive immunity in mice challenged with L1210/DTIC clones / G. Canti, L. Ricci, O. Marelli, P. Franco, A. Nicolin. - In: CANCER IMMUNOLOGY, IMMUNOTHERAPY. - ISSN 0340-7004. - 24:1(1987), pp. 64-7-67.
|Titolo:||Adoptive immunity in mice challenged with L1210/DTIC clones|
CANTI, GIANFRANCO (Primo)
FRANCO, PAOLA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Mice, Inbred Strains; Animals; Whole-Body Irradiation; Dacarbazine; Immunization, Passive; Mice; Lymphocytes; Leukemia L1210; Immunosuppression|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00199834|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|