We studied the properties of activated peritoneal cells (PC) inhibiting the take of SP4 spontaneous adenocarcinoma and Lewis lung carcinoma in syngeneic mice. Treatment of the poly I:C activated PC from Balb/c mice suppressing the take of SP4 tumour with anti-asialo GM1 antibody and complement before transfer did not affect their tumour-inhibitory potential. PC from Balb/c nude mice treated with poly I:C also inhibited the take of SP4 tumour. Spleen cells from untreated or poly I:C treated Balb/c and Balb/c nude mice, however, did not inhibit the take of SP4 adenocarcinoma. Treatment of peritoneal cells activated by a combination of poly I:C, indomethacin and Syncumar (referred to as "combined treatment") with anti-asialo GM1 antibody and complement could not, or could only partly abolish their tumour-inhibitory potential. The cells mediating the suppression of the take of Lewis lung tumour proved to be Thy-1,2+/-, Lyt-1-, Lyt 2.2- cells. We conclude that the activated peritoneal cells inhibiting the take of SP4 adenocarcinoma and Lewis lung tumour are different from NK cells, NC cells and LAK cells and represent a distinct antitumoural effector cell population.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta microbiologica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)