The gibbon leukamia cell line MLA 144 produces IL-2 constitutively, and has been used as a source of IL-2 for the in vitro growth of T cells from a range of species. We have tried to increase the amount of IL-2 present in conditioned medium produced by this cell line, by manipulating the growth conditions and using compounds known to increase IL-2 production in other cell lines. We found that conditioned media containing a higher amount of IL-2 could be obtained from 72 h cultures of MLA 144 cells originally seeded at 4 × 105 cells/ml in DMEM containing 10% FBS and supplemented with 2-ME at 5 × 10-5 M and PMA at 10 ng/ml.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Immunological Methods|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Jun 1987|
- MLA 144 cell line
- Phorbol myristate acetate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy