Secondary cell-mediated cytotoxic response to challenge of rats with syngeneic Gross virus-induced lymphoma

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
M Glaser, R B Herberman


Secondary cell-mediated cytotoxicity generated in vivo against a syngeneic Gross virus-induced lymphoma [(C58NT)D] in WF rats was detected by the 4-hour 51Cr release assay. At 30 days or more following primary tumor cell inoculation, after the tumors had regressed, lymphoid cells had little or no detectable direct cytotoxic reactivity. At rechallenge with tumor cells, high levels of cytotoxicity were detected in the peritoneal exudate, peripheral blood, mesenteric lymph node, and spleen cells. The secondary cellular immune response after challenge developed earlier, reached higher levels, and lasted longer than the primary immune response. The secondary cytotoxic reactivity was shown to be immunologically specific by the use of various tumor cells both as target and inhibitor cells. Treatment of immune spleen cells with specific antiserum to rat T-cells and complement abolished their cytotoxic reactivity, whereas removal of complement receptor-bearing cells or phagocytic cells did not reduct the cytotoxicity. These data demonstrated that specific-memory T-cells persisted for long periods in the lymphoid organs of immune rats and could rapidly become cytotoxic from rechallenge with the tumor.


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