Suppression of interstitial nephritis by auto-anti-idiotypic immunity

E. G. Neilson, S. M. Phillips

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Rats immunized with renal tubular antigens were protected from the development of interstitial nephritis by pretreatment with tubular antigen-reactive T lymphoblasts. Protected animals developed anti-idiotypic antibodies against idiotypes primarily within the antigen-binding region of monoclonal antitubular basement membrane antibodies. These studies extend the concept of auto-anti-idiotypic regulation to autoimmune disease, and they also provide an experimental basis for further efforts to develop biologically relevant mechanisms for attenuating the expression of other kidney diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-189
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Experimental Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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