Facilitation of Tumour Growth by Bacillus pertussis


SEVERAL Gram negative bacteria or their components can exert a slight but significant inhibitory effect on the growth of tumour isografts1–4. Protection is obtained by administering the bacterial product at various times before the inoculation of the tumour cells. It is thought that these agents cause non-specific stimulation of the immune response against tumour-specific antigens.

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FLOERSHEIM, G. Facilitation of Tumour Growth by Bacillus pertussis. Nature 216, 1235–1236 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161235a0

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