PMID: 107957Feb 1, 1979

Intracytoplasmic type A particles from mammary tumours and leukaemias of strain ICRC mice

British Journal of Cancer
K A KarandeK J Ranadive


The ovarian-hormone-induced leukaemias of strain ICRC mice, with an abundance of intracytoplasmic type A particles in primary as well as transplanted lesions, were used to study morphological, biophysical, immunological and structural characteristics of type A particles. Mammary tumours of strains ICRC and C3H(Jax) were also used as sources for type A particles. The purified virions banded at the density of 1.20 g/ml in 12--60% linear sucrose-density gradient when subjected to spinning at 113,000 g for 4 h. The SDS-polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis of type A particles from mammary tumours and leukaemias reproducibly resolved at least 8 polypeptides, 2 of these 54,000 and 24,000 dalton proteins, showing variable expression. Type A particles and B particles, despite the fact that each had a distinct polypeptide pattern, showed common antigens with different electrophoretic mobilities. Proteins of 24,000, 18,000 and 12,000 daltons from B particles were found to be antigenically related to those from type A particles. The bioassay studies carried out with purified A particles showed that 2/7 males of strain ICRC and 1/6 females of strain DBA-MTI developed leukaemias, as against none in the controls, when inoculated between the age...Continue Reading

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Centrifugation, Density Gradient
Immunodiffusion Measurement
Negri Body
Leukemia, Experimental
Mammary Neoplasms, Experimental
Mice, Inbred Strains
Electron Microscopy
Neoplasm Transplantation

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