The susceptibility of neuroblastoma cells to cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated killing was investigated. Cytotoxic lines were generated by sensitizing peripheral blood lymphocytes against two stimulator cells, a neuroblastoma line, CHP-100, and normal allogeneic lymphocytes, LS. LS cells shared class I antigens with CHP-100, but in addition expressed class II antigens. The resulting cell lines strongly lysed both CHP-100 and LS cells, but poorly killed the natural killer (NK) target K562. Specific blocking of lysis by a monoclonal antibody directed against class I determinants and strong killing by the line following depletion of cells with NK or LAK markers demonstrated that this neuroblastoma line lysed by CTL.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
- Clinical Neurology