Modulation of the immune response of guinea pigs by repeated BCG scarification

L. C. Peters, M. G. Hanna, J. V. Gutterman, G. M. Mavligit, Evan M Hersh

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Abstract

Immune competence to sheep erythrocytes, skin allografts, and antigenic tumor transplants was studied in random bred Carworth Duncan Hartly as well as inbred (syngeneic) strain 2 guinea pigs receiving repeated BCG scarification. Peripheral blood leucocyte (PBL) changes and histopathological alterations of the skin site and regional lymph nodes were also evaluated during the course of treatment. The results demonstrate that in this experimental model BCG scarification depresses humoral immune competence and augments cellular immunity. Elevation of the PBL counts was also indicative of an acute systemic effect resulting from repeated BCG treatment. Flaring of previous scarification sites, activation and enlargement of draining nodes, and progressive responsiveness of nodes draining sites of previous scarification were also observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-349
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume147
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Mycobacterium bovis
Skin
Guinea Pigs
Blood
Modulation
Mental Competency
Transplants
Allografts
Tumors
Chemical activation
Leukocyte Count
Cellular Immunity
Sheep
Leukocytes
Theoretical Models
Erythrocytes
Lymph Nodes
Neoplasms

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Modulation of the immune response of guinea pigs by repeated BCG scarification. / Peters, L. C.; Hanna, M. G.; Gutterman, J. V.; Mavligit, G. M.; Hersh, Evan M.

In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 147, No. 2, 1974, p. 344-349.

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Peters, L. C. ; Hanna, M. G. ; Gutterman, J. V. ; Mavligit, G. M. ; Hersh, Evan M. / Modulation of the immune response of guinea pigs by repeated BCG scarification. In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. 1974 ; Vol. 147, No. 2. pp. 344-349.
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