Nov 1, 1977

Anti-immunoglobulin as an adjunct in producing long-term antigen-specific allograft survival. Organ localization of immune complexes

Transplantation
M B ConstantianJ A Mannick

Abstract

Heterologous anti-immunoglobulin is a potent immunosuppressive agent that prolongs H-2- and H-3-incompatible skin graft survival. In conjunction with antithymocyte serum, anti-immunoglobulin promotes greater graft life than either antiserum used alone, without evidence of toxicity to recipient animals. Combination treatment with anti-immunoglobulin, antithymocyte serum, and donor spleen cells produces long-term allograft survival to the lifetime of the host and can result in antigen-specific immune unresponsiveness of sufficient strength to permit acceptance of a second-set graft. Anti-immunoglobulin complexes formed in treated mice appear to be localized primarily in the lymphatic reticuloendothelial system.

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Establishment and Maintenance of Localization
Immunoglobulin Activity
Spleen
Complex (molecular entity)
Antigenic Specificity
Graft Survival
Immune Sera
Mice, Inbred DBA
Immunoglobulins
Mice, Inbred C3H

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