Peripheral blood lymphocytes from 37 healthy rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and thymocytes from 10 fetal and neonatal rhesus macaques were studied for membrane characteristics. Spontaneous rosette formation with sheep erythrocytes, a characteristic of human T lymphocytes, was evaluated. The presence of membrane-bound immunoglobulin and surface receptors for fixed complement was measured, using fluorescent antibody techniques and erythrocyte-antibody-complement rosettes, respectively. The mean percentages +/- 1 standard error of the lymphocyte markers in the peripheral blood lymphocytes from the macaques were: spontaneous rosettes, 63 +/- 1.0; erythrocyte-antibody-complement rosettes, 14.9 +/- 1.2; and membrane immunoglobulin-positive cells, 21.9 +/- 2.2. These values are very similar to values reported for human beings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Veterinary Research|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1977|
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