The delayed footpad reaction to sheep erythrocytes (SRBC) was studied in mice whose mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) was blocked or stimulated. Colloidal carbon or carrageenan was used for the blockade of MPS and Corynebacterium parvum or diethylstilbestrol used for the stimulation. The optimal dose of SRBC for the induction of the delayed footpad reaction was lower in MPS-blocked mice than in non-treated mice, whereas a high dose of SRBC was required for the induction of the strongest delayed footpad reaction in MPS-stimulated mice. These results suggest that non-specific phagocytic function of MPS modulates subsequent immune responses after administration of antigens.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy