Supernatants from synchronized clones of neoplastic B cells (BCL1) were found to contain a B cell growth factor (BCGFI)-like activity. The BCGF activity in the BCL1 supernatants (SN) could synergize with EL-4 SN in the late phases of an IL 1-dependent BCGF I assay (days 5 through 8). These SN did not contain any detectable BCGF II, IL 1, or IL 2 activity. In contrast to EL-4-derived BCGF I, which has a m.w. of approximately 18,000, the BCL1-BCGF activity has a m.w. of approximately 4500. Because the BCGF activity in BCL1 SN fluctuates with cell cycle in synchronized cultures, this BCL1-BCGF may play an auto-stimulatory role in B cell proliferation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy