Spontaneous cytotoxic activity of eosinophilic granule cells separated from the normal peritoneal cavity of Dicentrarchus labrax

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Abstract

In this study the spontaneous in vitro cytotoxic activity to tumour cell lines, (K562), by unstimulated sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) leukocytes was examined by trypan blue exclusion test and lactate dehydrogenase release assay. A high anti-tumour cell line activity of resident peritoneal leukocytes was found at an effector to target ratio (E:T) of 25:1 after incubation for 2 h at 18° C. Rabbit and sheep erythrocytes were not lysed. A low activity was displayed by head kidney and spleen cell populations whereas blood leukocytes revealed no significant activity. The effect of E:T ratio on cytotoxicity as well as microscopy observations suggested that the cytotoxic reaction required effector-target cell contact. Eosinophilic granule cells, isolated on a Percoll density gradient from a peritoneal wash, appeared to be responsible for the in vitro cytotoxic activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalFISH AND SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Aquatic Science

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