The effect of CY pretreatment on the ability of OVA feeding to induce both tolerance and active suppression was examined in mice. CY-pretreated, OVA-fed mice were fully unresponsive in both OVA-specific DTH and antibody responses, but, in contrast to untreated OVA-fed mice, did not transfer suppression to normal recipients via splenic lymphocytes. Restoration of Ts activity in CY-pretreated mice was accomplished by reconstitution with normal T cells before antigen feeding, indicating that the CY effect was at the Ts precursor level. In addition, it was found that certain OVA-specific immune parameters (DHT and splenic PFC responses) in recipient mice were susceptible to suppression by transfer of spleen cells from OVA-fed donors, whereas other measures (antigen-induced T cell proliferation and serum antibody titers) were not. The data suggest that CY-sensitive Ts are not necessary for either induction or maintenance of specific tolerance after OVA feeding.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy