Production and characterization of human glioma cell-derived monocyte chemotactic factor

Jun ichi Kuratsu, Edward J. Leonard, Teizo Yoshimura

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Since infiltration of monocytes into tumors may be mediated by tumor-derived chemoattractants, we characterized the monocyte-chemotactic activity (MCA) produced by glioma cell lines. The amount of MCA in the culture fluid of five lines tested differed by a factor of 25. U-105MG, the best producer, was selected for further study. After cells reached confluence and the medium was changed, MCA was detected by day 3 and remained at comparable levels on days 4 and 5. The molecular mass of MCA was approximately 17 kilodaltons, and the estimated isoelectric point ranged between pI 7 and pI 9. Because of the high constitutive production of MCA by U-105MG, sufficient material can be obtained for complete chemical characterization of this mediator of inflammation. [J Natl Cancer Inst 81:347-351, 1989].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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