Journal article

ALLOANTIGENIC PHENOTYPE OF RADIATION-INDUCED THYMOMAS IN THE MOUSE

PM HOGARTH, MM HENNING, IFC MCKENZIE

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE | NATL CANCER INSTITUTE | Published : 1982

Abstract

The alloantigenic phenotype of 21 radiation-induced thymomas is described. Monoclonal antibodies and conventional antisera, absorbed to remove contaminating antibodies, were used to test the thymomas directly for the presence of H-2, Ia, Ly-1, Ly-2, Ly-4, Ly-5, Ly-6, Ly-9, Ly-15, Thy-1, TL, and Qa-2 antigens, and for surface immunoglobulin. The phenotypes obtained by direct tests were also confirmed by absorption studies. The tumors were all of T-cell origin (Thy-1+Ig-) and showed a restricted heterogeneity of their cell surface phenotype, concordant with the known alloantigenic phenotypes of functional T-cells. Thus the thymomas could be classified into 7 groups based on the differing expre..

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