Männel, D.N. and Rosenstreich, D. L. and Mergenhagen, S. E.
Mechanism of lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis: requirement for lipopolysaccharide-sensitive lymphoreticular cells.
Infection and immunity 24 (2), pp. 573-576.
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces rapid necrosis of intradermal fibrosarcomas in mice. The mechanism(s) by which LPS produces tumor necrosis has been investigated using histocompatible LPS-sensitive (C3H/HeN) and LPS-resistant (C3H/HeJ) mouse strains. C3H/HeN- or C3H/HeJ-derived fibrosarcomas were necrotized by LPS when they were grafted onto C3H/HeN mice but were not affected when growing on C3H/HeJ mice, indicating that LPS does not act directly on the tumor itself. In contrast, lethally X-irradiated C3H/HeJ mice exhibit necrosis of their tumors when reconstituted with C3H/HeN bone marrow cells, whereas C3H/HeN mice no longer exert LPS-induced tumor necrosis after the adoptive transfer of C3H/HeJ bone marrow cells. These findings clearly indicate that LPS produces necrosis of tumors by activating host lymphoreticular cells.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Immunologie|
|Mononuclear Phagocyte System/drug effects||MESH|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2011 08:07|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 05:59|