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Expression of common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA) on human malignant melanoma cell lines.
Journal of Immunology
Fifteen human melanoma cells lines were tested by an antibody-binding radioimmunoassay using a monoclonal antibody (A12) directed against the common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen (CALLA). Cells from six melanoma lines were found to react with this antibody. The level of antigen and the percentage of positive cells in these six melanoma lines showed wide variation, as demonstrated by analysis in the fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS). Immunoprecipitation of solubilized 125I-labeled membrane proteins from CALLA positive melanoma cells with A12 monoclonal antibody revealed a major polypeptide chain with an apparent m.w. of 100,000 daltons, characteristic for CALLA as determined on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The expression of CALLA on MP-6 melanoma cells was modulated when the cells were cultured in the presence of A12 antibody. Reexpression of CALLA on these cells occurred within 5 days after transfer of the modulated cells into medium devoid of monoclonal antibody.
Animals, Antibodies, Monoclonal/analysis, Antigen-Antibody Reactions, Antigens, Neoplasm/analysis, Antigens, Neoplasm/immunology, Cell Line, Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Hematopoietic Stem Cells/analysis, Hematopoietic Stem Cells/immunology, Humans, Leukemia, Lymphoid/immunology, Melanoma/analysis, Melanoma/immunology, Mice, Mice, Inbred BALB C, Molecular Weight, Rabbits
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