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Anticancer Res. 1990 Mar-Apr;10(2A):441-6.

Augmentation of cytotoxicity of lymphokine activated killer cells on ovarian tumor cells by various biological response modifiers.

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Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UCLA School of Medicine.


The effect of combining lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cells with either recombinant interleukin-2 (rlL-2), recombinant interferon-alpha (rIFN-alpha), recombinant tumor necrosis factor (rTNF) or streptococcal preparation OK-432 were assessed, using Raji, 2 kinds of cultured ovarian lines (PA-1 and SKOV-3), and 7 fresh ovarian tumor lines. LAK cells were generated by culturing peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) with rIL-2 for 3-5 days. The simultaneous combination of LAK cells with rIFN alpha or OK-432 augmented the cytotoxicity of LAK cells. The susceptibility of tumor cells to LAK cells also increased after the pretreatment of tumor cells with OK-432. These results suggest that the simultaneous injection of LAK cells with rIFN-alpha or OK-432 and the intralesional injection of OK-432 prior to the adoptive transfer of LAK cells may be a beneficial combination treatment for LAK treatment.

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