Regulation of concanavalin A-activated suppressor cell activity by interferon

R. A. Moidel, S. A. Schwartz, T. J. Schnitzer

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In addition to its antiviral activity, interferon (IF) has been shown to have a wide range of immunoregulatory effects in vivo and in vitro. IF has been observed to be produced by concanavalin A (Con A)-activated suppressor cells and has also been postulated to be of importance in modulating their suppressor activity. To explore this possibility further, we examined the capacity of interferon-treated Con A-activated suppressor cells to alter the normal mitogenic response to Con A. Con A-activated suppressor cells were resistant to treatment with IF and no effect of either lymphoblastoid or leukocyte IF, when utilized in concentrations ranging from I-1000 U/ml, could be shown on the suppressor activity of Con A-activated cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-670
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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