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Sudden appearance of IgG plaque-forming cells

Naturevolume 254pages6162 (1975) | Download Citation

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EXPERIMENTS described here show that a large number of indirect, presumably IgG, plaque-forming cells (PFC) appear within a few hours during the initial stages of the IgG response of BALB/c mice to sheep red cells. When washed spleen cells are placed in vitro over the appropriate period indirect PFC develop as well as in vivo, but a few hours earlier.

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  1. Department of Experimental Pathology, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, W2 1PG, UK

    • I. E. ADDISON

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