Inhibition of the Immune response in vitro to Sheep Red Blood Cells by Passive Antibody


THE immune response can be inhibited by passive administration of specific antibody1. It is generally assumed that the antibody, presumably by covering the antigenic determinants of the antigen, prevents the interaction of antigen with the receptors on the target cells. The immune response to sheep red blood cells (SRC) can be studied in vitro with Mishell and Dutton's2 technique. We have investigated the conditions of antibody inhibition of this in vitro response to understand better the role of antigen in antibody stimulation.

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LANG, W., NASE, S. & RAJEWSKY, K. Inhibition of the Immune response in vitro to Sheep Red Blood Cells by Passive Antibody. Nature 223, 949–950 (1969).

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