Lectin-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity in hamsters bearing syngeneic tumors
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Spleen cells from LSH hamsters inoculated with xenogeneic, allogeneic, or syngeneic (PARA-7) tumor cells were assayed for their ability to mediate direct cell-mediated cytotoxicity (DCMC) and lectin-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (LDCC) in a 4-hr chromium release assay. Spleen cells from animals immune to xenogeneic or allogeneic cells demonstrated specific DCMC against homologous target cells in the absence of Con A and nonspecific LDCC against both homologous and heterologous target cells in the presence of Con A. Spleen cells from animals bearing syngeneic PARA-7 tumors (TBA) failed to express DCMC against homologous or heterologous target cells; however, significant lysis of all target cells occurred in the presence of Con A. LDCC was not detectable when nonsensitized spleen cells from normal animals were employed. The LDCC reaction was dependent on the concentration of Con A and the number of effector cells present in the reaction. The development of LDCC effector cells in the TBA appeared to parallel the development of both DCMC and LDCC effector cells in immune animals. © 1978.
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Laux, D. C., and M. Tunticharoen. "Lectin-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity in hamsters bearing syngeneic tumors." Cellular Immunology 35, 2 (1978): 353-361. doi: 10.1016/0008-8749(78)90155-7.