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Meyers (NIH). The Ab to RPMI-1788 was prepared in rabbits, and each milliliter of antibody neutralized 84 units of LT. Anti-1m-IF Ab was provided by V. Anicetti (Genentech). This Ab was raised in rabbits from material purified from human PBL cultures, and neutralized 20 units 1m-IF with a titer of 1:2000. Cell Culture Human peripheral blood leukocytes were obtained by 1eukophoresis. These cells were separated on fico11-hypaque gradients and washed two times. The cells were cultured in 96-we11 microtiter plates (Costar) at a density of 5 x 10 6 /m1, 200 ~1/we11.
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If this turns out to be the case, we will have a mechanism for developing specific monoclonal reagents defining antigenic specificities on the tumor cell which may be unique and cancer specific though nonimmunogenic in 45 46 R. K. OLDHAM the primary host. Therefore, investigations into mouse monoclonal antibody may be important even given the future availability of human-derived monoclonal antibodies and even with the potential toxicities of mouse immunoglobulin reagents. While the use of antibody alone is proceeding well in clinical trials throughout the United States, the use of animal tumor models will be very important in attempting to assess immunoconjugates and utilizing these conjugated reagents in cancer therapeutics.