BALB/c Subline Differences in Susceptibility to Plasmacytoma Induction

  • M. Potter
  • J. S. Wax
  • E. Blankenhorn
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 122)


We previously described the resistance of BALB/cJ mice to develop plasmacytomas after the i.p. injection of pristane (2,6,10,14- tetramethylpentadecane), a light, white oil (Potter and Wax, 1981). In contrast, BALB/cAnPt (BALB/cAnπ) were highly susceptible. We have examined other BALB/c sublines to determine if susceptibility is unique to BALB/cAnPt, as most other inbred strains of mice are resistant to plasmacytoma induction by i.p. pristane, mineral oils or plastics (Morse et al. 1980), indicating that resistance genes are common in mice.


Congenic Mouse Peritoneal Space Green Branch Proliferate Plasma Cell Superior Mediastinal Lymph Node 
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  • M. Potter
  • J. S. Wax
  • E. Blankenhorn

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