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  • INVITRO AND INVIVO ACTIVITY OF MURINE LYMPHOKINE-ACTIVATED KILLER-CELLS AFTER CRYOPRESERVATION TRANSFUSION SCHMIDTWOLF, I. G., Aihara, M., Negrin, R. S., Blume, K. G., Chao, N. J. 1992; 32 (1): 42-45

    Abstract:

    The in vitro and in vivo effects of cryopreservation on the cytotoxic activity of murine lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells were studied. LAK cells were generated by incubation of spleen lymphocytes of BALB/c mice for 3 days with recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) and subsequent cryopreservation. Cytotoxicity was determined in a 51Cr release assay. After thawing, cytotoxic activity was reduced (40.4% 51Cr release at an effector:target cell ratio of 40:1 as compared to 68.5% 51Cr release before freezing) and could be restored to precryopreserved levels by reincubation with rIL-2 for 2 days after thawing (78.8% 51Cr release). These cells were then tested in BALB/c mice injected with RAW 112 cells, a pre-B-cell lymphoma line. The results demonstrate that the survival rate of mice injected with cryopreserved and restimulated LAK cells (50% survival greater than 180 days after injection) did not differ significantly from that of mice injected with fresh unfrozen LAK cells (60% survival greater than 120 days, 50% survival greater than 180 days). Cryopreserved LAK cells have potential use in adoptive immunotherapy.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1992HA66000010

    View details for PubMedID 1731434

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