Migration of Lymphocytes Sensitized against Syngeneic and Allogeneic Spinal Cord after Infusion into Susceptible and Resistant Syngeneic and Semi‐Allogeneic Hosts

J. CUNNINGHAM, P. McCULLAGH

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Abstract

Lymphocytes from rats that had been sensitized against spinal cord were infused into unsensitized hosts, and the ability of cells subsequently recovered from the thoracic duct lymph of these recipients to mount anti‐neural responses was tested. Lymph from normal recipients frequently contained reactive lymphocytes during the 4 days following infusion of sensitized cells, whereas cells that had been recovered from transfused rats, resistant to encephalomyelitis as a result of neonatal treatment, were almost invariably bereft of activity. If lymphocytes reactive against allogeneic neural cells were passaged through F1 hybrids of the lymphocyte and sensitizing allogeneic tissue strains, loss or retention of their ability to attack allogeneic neural cells was determined by the method of sensitization of the original lymphocyte donor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalScandinavian Journal of Immunology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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