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At 4 wk. (25 gm. ) (11 gm. ) a t 4 wk. at 5 wk. (30 gm. ) hosts + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + t + + + + + a +ve indicates that the tumor became palpable at 2 weeks and had attained a weight greater than 25 gm. e killed; -ve indicates no tumor a t 4 weeks. b Animals had to be killed a t the times stated because of the size of the primary tumor. The site of the autograft was examined a t autopsy. C. ANTIBODYPRODUCTION BY THE “PARALYZED” NODES AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO METASTASIS FORMATION Although the nodes draining an actively growing antigenic tumor are abnormal in so far as they appear not to discharge immunoblasts into the efferent lymph, they are obviously responding to tumor antigen (see Fig.

A . Lymphosarcoma . . . . . . B. Mast Cell Leukemia . . . . . IV. Leukemia in the Pig . . . . . . V. Leukemia in Cattle . . . . . . A. Bovine Lymphosnrcoma . . . . . VI. Conclusions . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 40 40 49 50 50 51 52 53 53 59 59 I. Introduction The major hemopoietic neoplasm of the domestic mammals is lymphosarcoma, which is characterized by the infiltration of the lymph nodes and other organs by malignant cells of the lymphoid series.

Only in about 10% of cases of lymphosarcoma in the domestic mammals is there a high level of circulating lymphoid cells, and the term “leukemia” is used here t o describe the disease complex rather than a strict hematological situation. Investigations of the etiology of leukemia have been based mainly on the possibility t h a t a virus may be involved. Viruses are the most obvious candidates in view of their known association with the avian and murine leukemias. T o test this hypothesis, studies have been made 39 40 OSWALD JARRETT during the last 20 years on the epidemiology and transmissibility of the disease, particularly in cattle and cats, and more recently the techniques of electron microscopy and cell culture have been used.

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