DBA/2 mice were injected intraperitoneally (i.p.) with interferon-sensitive 745 or interferon-resistant 3C1-8 Friend erythroleukemia cells (FLC) and then injected i.p. with mouse interferon alpha/beta. Interferon enhanced the expression of histocompatibility (H-2) antigens on individual 745 FLC within the peritoneum, but did not alter the expression of H-2 antigens on individual 3C1-8 FLC. Likewise, interferon treatment resulted in an increase in the level of 2'-5' oligo-adenylate (2-5A) synthetase activity in 745 FLC, but did not affect the level of activity in 3C1-8 FLC. These results provide evidence that the phenotype of interferon sensitivity or resistance of FLC does not change within the peritoneum. An incidental finding was that the basal level of 2-5A synthetase activity of in vivo passaged 745 cells was greater than that of 3C1-8 FLC. The finding that injection of mice bearing 745 FLC with antibody to mouse interferon alpha/beta reduced the level of 2-5A synthetase activity in these cells, but did not alter the level of 2-5A activity in 3C1-8 FLC, suggests that endogenous interferon in the peritoneum may have been the responsible factor.
Locardi C, Belardelli F, Federico M, Romeo G, Affabris E, & Gresser I (1987). Effect of mouse interferon alpha/beta on the expression of H-2 (class I) antigens and on the levels of 2'-5' oligoadenylate synthetase activity in interferon-sensitive and interferon-resistant Friend leukemia cell tumors in mice. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL REGULATORS & HOMEOSTATIC AGENTS, 1(4), 189-194.