Cell-Mediated Immunity in Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis: Cross Reactivity Between Myelin Basic Protein and Mycobacteria Antigens (38723)

Arthur A. Vandenbark, Denis R. Burger, R. Mark Vetto

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Abstract

Guinea pigs injected with Freund's incomplete adjuvant emulsified with guinea pig spinal cord, purified guinea pig myelin basic protein, or human myelin basic protein showed dermal reactivity to both of the basic proteins as well as to myco-bacteria antigens. Animals receiving only mycobacteria antigens expressed dermal reactivity to the sensitizing antigen in addition to basic protein. This cross reactivity may help explain the role of mycobacteria in inducing and protecting against EAE, and may have important implications concerning human demyelinating diseases. We are grateful for the assistance of Hatsumi Park and Patricia Finke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1236
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume148
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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