Differential expression of the H-2D(k) MHC class-I antigen and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases in metastatic and nonmetastatic T-10 fibrosarcoma cells Academic Article uri icon


  • In previous studies, we have demonstrated that the highly metastatic IE-7 cell clone, derived from the T-10 fibrosarcoma, expressed both the H-2Dk and H-2Db genes, whereas a nonmetastatic IC-9 clone, derived from the same tumor, expressed only H-2Db, suggesting that the H-2Dk product might be involved in the metastatic phenotype. To substantiate this notion, IC-9 cells were transfected with an H-2Dk-expressing vector. Although all of the 4 randomly selected transfectant subclones elicited high H-2Dk expression, only one was as metastatic as IE-7 cells. This metastatic transfectant resembled IE-7 cells also in its inability to evoke CTL response in syngeneic mice, whereas the other transfectants were quite competent in this respect. It thus appears that the H-2Dk product may contribute to the metastatic phenotype provided that it is immunogenically abnormal. In addition, the …

publication date

  • January 1, 1992