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BJAB, a EBV-negative Burkitt-like lymphoma, did not grow under suboptimal culture conditions in low concentrations of serum unless appropriate cytokines were added. A subclone of BJAB, Clone 13, however, could be kept in long-term culture under such conditions without added cytokines. This suggested that growth of BJAB-Clone 13 was supported by autocrine growth factors (AGF). In fact, the supernatant of Clone 13 stimulated growth of the parental BJAB line and showed IL-1-like activity. Of several cytokines tested only AGF and IL-1 stimulated growth of BJAB. IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, GM-CSF, TNF-alpha, LT, IFN-gamma and TGF beta did not have this effect. The IL-1-like activity was completely neutralized by anti-IL-1 alpha antibodies. In contrast, AGF-activity was not affected by anti-IL-1 alpha. Rabbit antibodies produced against fractions enriched for AGF inhibited growth of BJAB. This inhibition was overcome by Clone 13-AGF, but not by IL-1 alpha. These data suggest that Clone 13-AGF is distinct from IL-1 alpha and might be a new cytokine.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin I|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2010 05:23|
|Last Modified:||08 Sep 2010 05:23|