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Lipoldova M.,Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic | Havelkova H.,Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic | Badalova J.,Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic | Badalova J.,Institute of Care for Mother and Child | And 6 more authors.
Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy | Year: 2010

Low infiltration of lymphocytes into cancers is associated with poor prognosis, but the reasons why some patients exhibit a low and others a high infiltration of tumors are unknown. Previously we mapped four loci (Lynf1-Lynf4) controlling lymphocyte infiltration of mouse lung tumors. These loci do not encode any of the molecules that are involved in traffic of lymphocytes. Here we report a genetic relationship between these loci and the control of production of IFNγ in allogeneic mixed lymphocyte cultures (MLC). We found that IFNγ production by lymphocytes of O20/A mice is lower than by lymphocytes of OcB-9/Dem mice (both H2 pz ) stimulated in MLC by irradiated splenocytes of C57BL/10SnPh (H2 b ) or BALB/cHeA (H2 d ) mice, or by ConA. IFNγ production in MLCs of individual (O20 × OcB-9)F2 mice stimulated by irradiated C57BL/10 splenocytes and genotyped for microsatellite markers revealed four IFNγ-controlling loci (Cypr4-Cypr7), each of which is closely linked with one of the four Lynf loci and with a cluster of susceptibility genes for different tumors. This suggests that inherited differences in certain lymphocyte responses may modify their propensity to infiltrate tumors and their capacity to affect tumor growth.

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