Title: Tumor induction by Moloney sarcoma virus in athymic nude mice
Authors: De Clercq, Erik # ×
Issue Date: Feb-1975
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Series Title: Journal of the National Cancer Institute vol:54 issue:2 pages:473-7
Abstract: Athymic nude (nu/nu) mice, normal NMRI (plus/plus) mice, and nu/plus heterozygotes, inoculated at birth with the Moloney strain of murine sarcoma virus (M-MSV), did not differ either in tumor growth rate or incidence or in mortality due to tumor development; neither did nude (nu/nu) and normal NMRI mice inoculated with M-MSV at 30 days of age differ in the initial tumor growth rate. However, tumors induced in adult nude mice grew progressively and eventually killed the hosts, whereas tumors induced in adult normal NMRI mice completely regressed. These results indicated that thymus-dependent immunity, though not active in M-MSV tumor induction, determined whether the tumor, once formed, would regress or kill the host.
ISSN: 0027-8874
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
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# (joint) last author

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