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dc.contributor.authorRazi, Farzad R.
dc.description1 Broadside. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to show that athymic nude mice can be made immunocompetent by purifying spleen cells from BALB/c mice, and injecting them into the nude mice. Successfully demonstrating this result is important, because it allows us to use this mouse model to explore the tumor-reducing capabilities of oncolytic viruses in a system with intact immunity. BALB/c mice cannot directly be used for experimentation, because their immune systems will reject the tumor cells that are injected into their bodies. In this new mouse model however, the oncolytic effects of viruses can be studied in an immunocompetent mouse, because the tumor will be accepted by the host before the immune system is formed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2019en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleDemonstrating Immunocompetency in Nude Miceen_US

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