Lymphocyte transformation in vitro to RIII mouse milk antigen among woman with breast disease Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Autophagy
  • Cecum
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Sepsis


  • The cell-mediated immune responses of 110 women with benign or malignant breast disease were tested in in vitro lymphocyte transformation assay with an antigen preparation made from RIII mouse milk containing mammary tumor virus. About 50% of patients responded positively to the milk preparation. In contrast, 25% of normal women or women with other gynecological malignancies responded positively to the antigen (P = 0.015). The data demonstrate a similar response pattern among women with malignant or benign breast disease. In addition, a subpopulation of normal women with positive response to this antigen is clearly defined. © 1976.

publication date

  • January 1976



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0008-8749(76)90123-4

PubMed ID

  • 182386

Additional Document Info

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  • 322

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