Natural killer cell activity and response to phytohaemagglutinin compared with the histological diagnosis of patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.

TitleNatural killer cell activity and response to phytohaemagglutinin compared with the histological diagnosis of patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1982
JournalBritish journal of urology
Volume54
Issue3
Pagination261-6
ISSN0007-1331
Abstract

In vitro tests of immune reactivity in patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder were compared with the clinical and histological diagnosis. Response of peripheral blood lymphocytes to the mitogen phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) tended to be reduced in patients with more advanced disease, although the difference between patients with advanced disease and those with early disease or controls was not statistically significant (P greater than 0.05). Assessment of natural killer (NK) cell activity in the same patients showed no change in levels of reactivity at any stage of the disease. There was no difference between the NK cell activity of patients with TCC of the bladder and normal controls.

Short TitleBr J Urol
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