PMID: 1295Jan 1, 1975

Analysis of skin grafts across the MSA-barrier in mice pretreated with sera from specifically or syngeeically grafted donors

Folia Biologica
V ViklickýJ Skajster


Prolonged survival of weakly incompatible skin allografts in mice (across the barrier presented by the MSA) can be induced by pretreating the recipients not only with a specific anti-MSA serum (obtained on day 5 after a single MSA-incompatible skin graft) but also be means of control serum obtained in a similar way from the recipients of fully compatible (syngeneic) skin grafts. Administration of serum from non-grafted mice had no effect on graft survival. The similar biological effect of both sera had a counterpart in their similar content and spectrum of glycosaminoglycans. Also in the skin grafts themselves, the course of both qualitative and quantitative changes of GAG in the early postgrafting period was in the allogeneic and syngeneic situation similar. The possible role of these substances in the serum and at the site of grafting and their effect on the outcome of the allograft response are discussed.

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