Modulation of normal lymphocyte stimulation by serum from Treponema pallidum-infected rabbits

J. L. Ware, J. D. Folds, J. B. Baseman

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Autoradiographic analysis of Con A-stimulated cells cultured in syphilitic sera indicated that depression of [3H]thymidine incorporation reflected decreased numbers of cells incorporating radiolabeled thymidine, rather than decreased utilization of [3H]thymidine by all cells in the Con A responding population. Syphilitic sera which inhibited normal lymphocyte transformation induced by Con A or periodate oxidation did not inhibit [3H]thymidine incorporation by nonlymphoid cells. Syphilitic serum must be present during approximately the first 12 hr of lymphocyte stimulation in order to inhibit incorporation of [3H]thymidine. The inhibitory factor(s) remained stable for 24 hr at 37°C, and was not significantly removed by absorption with Treponema pallidum, rabbit red blood cells, or rabbit peripheral blood lymphocytes. Peripheral blood lymphocytes obtained from different normal rabbit donors exhibited variable sensitivity to the same serum sample. Theoretically, the inhibitory factor(s) found in syphilitic serum may act to reduce lymphocyte reactivity induced during acute orchitis, or to inhibit lymphocyte responsiveness to T. pallidum itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalCellular Immunology
Volume53
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Treponema pallidum
Lymphocyte Activation
Thymidine
Rabbits
Lymphocytes
Serum
Orchitis
Cultured Cells
Cell Count
Erythrocytes
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Modulation of normal lymphocyte stimulation by serum from Treponema pallidum-infected rabbits. / Ware, J. L.; Folds, J. D.; Baseman, J. B.

In: Cellular Immunology, Vol. 53, No. 1, 1980, p. 29-38.

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Ware, J. L. ; Folds, J. D. ; Baseman, J. B. / Modulation of normal lymphocyte stimulation by serum from Treponema pallidum-infected rabbits. In: Cellular Immunology. 1980 ; Vol. 53, No. 1. pp. 29-38.
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