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Spontaneous and induced cytotoxicity of axial organ cells from Asterias rubens (Asterid--echinoderm).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6629429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneously occurring cytotoxicity of starfish axial organ cells on target cells has been studied. It appears that in an allogeneic system no cytotoxic phenomenon occurs after 4 or 6 h of culture, whereas spontaneous cytotoxicity toward malignant vertebrate target cells is shown and reaches its maximum at 37 degrees C. In a certain way, the axial organ cell population includes cells, which may be compared with vertebrate natural killer cells. On the other hand, it must also be noted that axial organ cells are able to exert in a few cases, an induced cytotoxicity on MBL2 cells. This phenomenon appears at the end of the fourth day of culture.
G Luquet; M Leclerc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology letters     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0165-2478     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol. Lett.     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910006     Medline TA:  Immunol Lett     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cells, Cultured
Cytotoxicity, Immunologic*
Neoplasms, Experimental / immunology
Starfish / cytology,  immunology*

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