Journal article

In vitro generation of human activated lymphocyte killer cells. II. N-acetyl-D-galactosamine inhibits a distinct subpopulation of human activated lymphocyte killer cells generated in mixed lymphocyte culture.

JA Werkmeister, T Triglia, GF Burns

Cell Immunol | Published : 1985


A range of monosaccharides was tested for its ability to inhibit the generation of cytotoxic cells during mixed lymphocyte culture. The most discriminatory effect was produced by N-acetyl-D-galactosamine (NADG). The presence of this sugar at the initiation of the coculture significantly inhibited in a dose-dependent manner the induction of a subset of nonspecific activated lymphocyte (ALK) cells preferentially able to lyse the K562 target cell (natural killer, NK-like cells) but had no effect on the generation of either specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes or another separate subset of ALK cells mediating lysis of an NK-insensitive melanoma cell line. The addition of conditioned medium containin..

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