Highly immunogenic tumor variants are generated by in vitro or in vivo treatment of the murine L5178Y lymphoma line with triazene derivatives. Most of these variants express new transplantation- and antibody-defined antigens that previous studies have shown to be closely related. One such 80-kDa protein on the surface of clone-D cells was found to be related to xenotropic MuLV gp70 molecules. To investigate the possible relevance of clone-D data to general properties of immunogenic variants in this tumor model system, polyclonal syngeneic antisera raised to a panel of immunogenic clones (including clone D) of the drug-treated L5178Y lymphoma line were employed in the immunoprecipitation of cell-surface and intrinsically labeled variant cells. In all clones, 1- and 2-dimensional electrophoretic analysis of the immunoprecipitates detected an antigen of approximately 80 kDa, and 35S-labeled 80-kDa molecules could be cross-precipitated from all clones by the panel of clone-specific antisera. In addition, 45- and 30-kDa components were also found in metabolically labeled variant cells. While the surface 80-kDa component was reactive with anti-xenotropic gp70 antibodies, the 30-kDa molecule was removed by anti-gag p30 antibody in sequential immunoprecipitation experiments. These data suggest that expression of aberrant, retrovirus-related proteins is a common finding in immunogenic cells of the drug-treated L5178Y lymphoma line.

Immunogenic tumor variants induced by drug treatment of the L5178Y lymphoma: search for serologically defined antigens at the clonal level.

GROHMANN, Ursula;PUCCETTI, Paolo;ROMANI, Luigina;BIANCHI, Roberta;BELLADONNA, Maria Laura;FIORETTI, Maria Cristina
1992

Abstract

Highly immunogenic tumor variants are generated by in vitro or in vivo treatment of the murine L5178Y lymphoma line with triazene derivatives. Most of these variants express new transplantation- and antibody-defined antigens that previous studies have shown to be closely related. One such 80-kDa protein on the surface of clone-D cells was found to be related to xenotropic MuLV gp70 molecules. To investigate the possible relevance of clone-D data to general properties of immunogenic variants in this tumor model system, polyclonal syngeneic antisera raised to a panel of immunogenic clones (including clone D) of the drug-treated L5178Y lymphoma line were employed in the immunoprecipitation of cell-surface and intrinsically labeled variant cells. In all clones, 1- and 2-dimensional electrophoretic analysis of the immunoprecipitates detected an antigen of approximately 80 kDa, and 35S-labeled 80-kDa molecules could be cross-precipitated from all clones by the panel of clone-specific antisera. In addition, 45- and 30-kDa components were also found in metabolically labeled variant cells. While the surface 80-kDa component was reactive with anti-xenotropic gp70 antibodies, the 30-kDa molecule was removed by anti-gag p30 antibody in sequential immunoprecipitation experiments. These data suggest that expression of aberrant, retrovirus-related proteins is a common finding in immunogenic cells of the drug-treated L5178Y lymphoma line.
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