B-lymphocytes from melanoma patients and normal individuals react with melanoma cells but also with irrelevant antigens.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Peripheral B-lymphocytes of 13 patients with uveal melanoma and of 5 healthy individuals were transformed with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The reactivity of these transformed cells with autologous or allogeneic melanoma cells and lymphocytes was measured by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Antigens which are neither self nor common environmental antigens (i.e., plant protoplasts, schistosome antigen and keyhole limpet haemocyanin) were used for controls. Lymphocyte reactivity with all types of antigen was apparent both in patients with uveal melanoma and in normal controls. The response detected by the techniques available is likely to reflect antibody multispecificity leading to mis-identification of irrelevant antigens.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Damato, BE; Campbell, AM; McGuire, BJ; Lee, WR; Foulds, WS

Published Date

  • August 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 182 - 185

PubMed ID

  • 3262365

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2246765

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-0920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/bjc.1988.188


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England