Journal article

The migration of lymphocytes into rat popliteal lymph nodes during antigenic promotion or competition between heterologous erythrocytes.

WG Kimpton, DC Poskitt, GW Dandie, HK Muller

Cellular Immunology | Published : 1984

Abstract

The injection of chicken and sheep red blood cells (CRBC and SRBC) into rat popliteal lymph nodes either together or sequentially 2, 4, 6, or 8 days apart resulted in an enhanced immune response when the second antigen was injected 2 or 4 days after the injection of the first antigen (antigenic promotion) or a suppressed immune response when the second antigen was injected 6 days after the injection of the first antigen (antigenic competition). The immune response to either antigen was dependent upon the time of administration of the second antigen with respect to the first antigen. Lymphocyte migration into antigenically stimulated lymph nodes was greater when the two antigens were injected..

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